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This 2009-2010 Bridgewater State College 
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The rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study, and academic require- 
ments that appear in this catalog were in effect at the time of its publication. Like everything else 
in this catalog, they are published for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute a 
contract between the college and any student, applicant for admission or other person. 

Whether noted elsewhere in this catalog or not, the college reserves the right to change, 
eliminate, and add to any existing (and to introduce additional) rules, regulations, policies, fees and 
other charges, courses of study and academic requirements. Whenever it does so, the college will 
give as much advance notice as it considers feasible or appropriate, but it reserves the right in all 
cases to do so without notice. 

STATEMENT OF STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY 

The college catalog is made available to Bridgewater State College students. In all cases, the 
student bears ultimate responsibility for reading the catalog and following the academic policies 
and regulations of the college. A copy of the college catalog may be obtained by contacting the 
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For the most up-to-date catalog information, including changes or corrections to 




curriculum, course descriptions, and tuition and fees, see the BSC Catalog Web Addenda 
at www.bridgew.edu/cdtdlog/dddenda/. The Web addenda should be used in conjunction 
with the 2009-20 1ft Bridgewater State College Catalog. Information in the Catalog Web 
Addenda supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



Since the time of its founding in 1 840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to 
empower individuals and to instill in its students and faculty a deep appreciation for the public good. 
Upon this enduring foundation are built the following strategic priorities for the 2 1 century: fostering 
a rigorous and dynamic academic environment marked by intensive student-faculty engagement; establishing 
regional leadership in preparing students for challenging and emerging careers and graduate study; enhanc- 
ing campus participation in diverse and global society; strengthening institutional relationships with 
regional partners; and developing sufficient resources for an attractive, well-staffed and technologically 
updated campus. 

As the comprehensive public college of Southeastern Massachusetts, Bridgewater has a responsibility to 
educate the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to use its intellectual, 
scientific and technological resources to support and advance the economic and cultural life of the region 
and the state. 

While maintaining its historic focus on the preparation of teachers, Bridgewater provides a broad range 
of baccalaureate degree programs through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Allied 
Studies and School of Business. At the graduate level, the School of Graduate Studies offers Master of Arts and 
Master of Science in select disciplines, as well as Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of 
Public Administration, Master of Science in Management and Master of Social Work. In addition, Bridgewater 
prepares current and future educators for postbaccalaureate and postmaster's licensure. 

Through the extensive information technology and distance education resources available at Bridgewater, 
including the unique John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications, the college has made 
technology an integral component of teaching and learning on campus, and is a regional center for the 
enhancement of teaching through technology for PreK- 1 2 teachers and college faculty. 

The college's growing number of innovative academic programs helps to ensure that Bridgewater students 
are prepared to think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly within a context of personal and 
professional ethics. For example, the Academic Achievement Center, and particularly its first-year advising 
program, is often cited as a model for other institutions to follow. At the same time, the Adrian Tinsley Program 
for Undergraduate Research represents an unparalleled opportunity for students to work closely with faculty 
mentors and to present research and creative work at regional and national conferences. 

Bridgewater State College benefits from Connect, its regional partnership with other public higher edu- 
cation institutions in the region - the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts Maritime 
Academy, Massasoit Community College, Bristol Community College and Cape Cod Community College. 
Connea coordinates the academic, administrative and development activities of public higher education in 
Southeastern Massachusetts, and introduces shared activities and programs among member institutions. 




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BRIDGEM'ATER 

STATE COLLEGE BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE 
Bridgewater, MA 02825 



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Table of Contents 



About Bridgewater 1 

Table of Contents 2 

Academic Calendar 4 

History 5 

COLLEGE COMPLIANCE 

POLICIES 6 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 10 

Undergraduate 10 

Graduate 11 

THE EDUCATIONAL 

ENVIRONMENT. 12 

The Faculty 12 

Clement C. Maxwell Library 12 

Departmental Resources 12 

Disability Resources 12 

The Online World and Technology 12 

International Study Tours 13 

Cross Registration Programs 13 

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC 

EXPERIENCE 14 

Learning Resources 14 

Technological Resources 15 

Opportunities for Learning Beyond 

the Classroom 15 

Campus Life 17 

UNDERGRADUATE 

ADMISSION 19 

Freshman Admission Requirements 19 

Transfer Admission Requirements 20 

Joint Admission Program 20 

Commonwealth Transfer Compact .... 20 

Decision and Notification Dates 21 

Reinstatement and Readmission 21 

International Admission 22 

Placement Policy for ESL Populations ..22 

Program for Registered Nurses 22 

New England Regional Student 

Program 22 

Advanced Standing 22 

Advanced Placement Program 22 

College-Level Examination 

Program (CLEP) 22 

Second Degree Option 24 

Non-Degree Status 24 

TUITION AND FEES 25 

Application Fees 25 

Tuition and Fees 25 

Semester Residence Hall and 

Dining Charges 26 

Tuition Management Plan 26 

Refund Policy 26 

Return of Financial Aid Policy 27 

Tuition and Fees Summary 28 



FINANCIAL AID 30 

Satisfaaory Academic Progress and 

Student Financial Aid 30 

Student Employment 31 

Alumni Scholarships 31 

Graduate Assistantships 31 

Other Scholarships 31 

Veterans' Affairs 31 

Air Force ROTC 32 

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC 

PROGRAMS 33 

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science 33 

Bachelor of Science in Education 33 

Major 33 

Double Major 33 

Concentration 34 

Minor 34 

Core Curriculum Requirements 35 

Direaed Study 41 

Internship, Praaicum and Field 

Experience 42 

Honors Program 42 

Commonwealth Honors 42 

Departmental Honors 43 

Scholarships 43 

Honors Center 44 

Honors Events 44 

Honor Societies 44 

Interdisciplinary Programs 44 

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC 

POLICIES 45 

Academic Integrity and Classroom 

Conduct 45 

Academic Standards 46 

Academic Probation 46 

Academic Separation 46 

Satisfactory Academic Progress 46 

Awarding of Undergraduate Degrees. .47 

Degree Application 47 

Graduation Requirements 47 

Graduation with Honors 48 

Grading System 48 

Audit 48 

Change of Grade 48 

Dean's List 48 

Grade Point Average 48 

Incomplete 49 

. Mid-Semester Warning Notices 49 

Repeat Courses 49 

Registration and Enrollment Policies ...49 

Attendance Policy 49 

Change/Declaration of 
Concentration 49 



Change/Declaration of Major for 

Freshmen 49 

Change of Major for 

Upperclassmen 50 

Change/Declaration of Minor 50 

Classification Designation 50 

Course Audit 50 

Course Drops and Adds 50 

Course Load 50 

Credit by Examination 51 

Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility. ..51 
Make-up Tests and Examinations. ..51 

Prerequisites 51 

Registration 51 

Transfer of Credit after Admission ..51 

Withdrawal from the College ...52 

Withdrawal from Courses following 

the Drop/ Add Period 52 

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE 

STUDIES 53 

Graduate Programs 53 

Master of Arts 53 

Master of Arts in Teaching 53 

Master of Education 53 

Master of Public Administration 54 

Master of Science 54 

Master of Science in Management. ..54 

Master of Social Work 54 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate 

Study 54 

Doctor of Education 54 

Postbaccalaureate Licensure 

Programs 54 

Postmaster's Licensure Programs 54 

Educator Licensure 54 

Graduate Certificate Programs 55 

GRADUATE ADMISSION 55 

Admission Standards 55 

Postbaccalaureate Licensure 

Programs 55 

Accelerated Postbaccalaureate 

Licensure Program 55 

Master of Arts in Teaching 56 

Master's Degree Programs 56 

CAGS and Postmaster's Licensure 

Programs 57 

Application Procedures 57 

International Student Admission 

Requirements .- 58 

Admission Decisions 58 

Action by the Academic 

Department 58 



Table of Contents 



Action by the Educator 

Licensure Office 59 

Aaion by the School of Graduate 

Studies 59 

Change of Program 59 

Graduate Advisers and Graduate 

Program Planning 59 

General Policies and Procedures 59 

Academic Integrity Policy 59 

Academic Dismissal 60 

Academic Probation 60 

Academic Standing for Graduate 

Students 60 

Appeals 60 

Change of Grade 60 

Change of Name and/or Address. ..61 

Comprehensive Examination 61 

Continuation or Interruption of 

Course Registration 61 

Course Drops and Adds 61 

Course Load 61 

Course Registration 62 

Deadlines 62 

Directed or Independent Study 62 

Grading System 62 

Graduate and Undergraduate 

Credit 62 

Graduate Assistantships 62 

Graduate Research Assistantship ...62 
Immunization Requirements for 

Graduate Students 63 

Incomplete 63 

Program and Course Prerequisites 63 

Repeat Course Policy 63 

Research 63 

Satisfactory or Reasonable Progress 63 

Statute of Limitations - Program 

and Courses r 63 

Thesis 63 

Transfer Credit 64 

Withdrawal from Courses 64 

Withdrawal from the College 65 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ....65 

Graduation Application 65 

Graduation Dates 65 

Graduation Requirements 65 

Master of Arts 65 

Master of Arts in Teaching 65 

Master of Education 66 

Master of Public Administration 66 

Master of Science 66 

Master of Science in Management 66 

Master of Social Work 66 



Certificate of Advanced Graduate 

Study 66 

Collaborative CAGS/EdD Program 66 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND 

SCIENCES 67 

Undergraduate Programs 68 

Graduate Programs 69 

Department of Anthropology 70 

Department of Art 73 

Department of Biological Sciences 80 

Department of Chemical Sciences 86 

Department of Communication 

Studies 89 

Department of Criminal Justice 93 

Department of Earth Sciences 97 

Department of English 101 

Department of Foreign Languages .... 1 06 

Department of Geography 1 09 

Department of History 1 1 2 

Department of Mathematics and 

Computer Science 118 

Department of Music 122 

Department of Philosophy 1 26 

Department of Physics 128 

Department of Political Science 131 

Department of Psychology 1 39 

Department of Social Work 1 42 

Department of Sociology 146 

Department of Theater and Dance ....149 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 153 

Department of Accounting and 

Finance 154 

Department of Aviation Science 1 58 

Department of Economics 161 

Department of Management 162 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 

AND ALLIED STUDIES 166 

Undergraduate Programs 167 

Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and 

Postmaster's Programs 167 

Licensure of Educational 

Personnel 168 

Admission to and Retention in 

Professional Education Programs - 

Undergraduate Students 169 

Admission to and Retention in 

Professional Education Programs - 

Postbaccalaureate/Graduate 

Students 170 

Admission to, Retention in and Exit 

from Professional Education 

Programs - MAT, MEd, CAGS 171 



MEd PreK-12 Education (For 

Educators in Non-U.S. Settings) 172 

CAGS in Education 172 

Collaborative CAGS/EdD Program 172 

Department of Counselor 

Education 173 

Department of Elementary and Early 

Childhood Education 181 

Department of Movement Arts, Health 

Promotion and Leisure Studies 189 

Department of Secondary Education 

and Professional Programs 206 

Undergraduate Programs 206 

Graduate Programs 208 

Accelerated Postbaccalaureate 
Program (APB) 209 

Master of Arts in Teaching 209 

Educational Leadership Graduate 
Program 210 

Library Media Graduate 

Program 214 

Instruaional Technology 

Graduate Program 214 

Department of Special Education and 

Communication Disorders 216 

INTERDISCIPLINARY AND 

PREPROFESSIONAL 

PROGRAMS 225 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 236 

Course Numbering System 236 

Core Curriculum Notations 236 

Prerequisite Notations 236 

Semester Notations 236 

Former Course Number Notations 236 

Cross-Listed Courses 236 

Meeting Times 236 

CORE CURRICULUM COURSE 

NOTATIONS 237 

COURSE SUBJECT CODE 

KEY 238 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 239 

Board of Trustees 457 

Officers of the College 458 

Administrative and Other College 

Offices 459 

Faculty 462 

Librarians 475 

Index 476 

Map 480 

Accreditations and 

Certifications Inside back cover 



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Academic Calendar 



The regular academic year consists of two semesters (fall and 
spring) of approximately 1 5 weeks each. The college also holds 
two summer sessions of approximately five weeks each. 



FALL SEMESTER - 2009 

September 



2 (Wednesday) 


Fall classes begin 


7 (Monday) 


Labor Dav — No classes 


16 (Wednesday) 


Senior Convocation 




(1 2:20 PM classes only are cancelled) 


October 




12 (Monday) 


Columbus Day - No classes 


13 (Tuesday) 


Monday schedule of classes 




(Tuesday classes will not meet 1 0/1 3) 


20 (Tuesday) 


End of first quarter 


21 (Wednesday) 


Beginning of second quarter 


November 




11 (Wednesday) 


Veterans' Day - No classes 


25 (Wednesday) 


Thanksgiving recess begins at the 




close of day classes. 




Evening classes will not be held. 


30 (Monday) 


Classes resume 


December 




10 (Thursday) 


Fall semester day classes end; 




Thursday evening class final exam 


11 (Friday) 


Reading Day (day classes only) 


14 (Monday) 


Fall semester day final exams begin; 




Monday evening class final exam 


15 (Tuesday) 


Tuesday evening class final exam 


16 (Wednesday) 


Wednesday evening class final exam 


18 (Friday) 


Fall semester day final exams end 



SPRING SEMESTER -2010 

January 

1 8 (Monday) Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 

No classes 

20 (Wednesday) Spring classes begin 



February 



15 (Monday) 


Presidents' Day - No classes 


17 (Wednesday) 


Monday schedule of classes 




(Wednesday classes will not meet on 




2/17) 


March 




8 (Monday) 


Spring break begins 


12 (Friday) 


Spring break ends 


15 (Monday) 


Classes resume 


16 (Tuesday) 


End of third quarter 


17 (Wednesday) 


Beginning of fourth quarter 


April 




19 (Monday) 


Patriots' Day -No classes 


29 (Thursday) 


Thursday evening class final exam 


May 




3 (Monday) 


Spring semester day classes end 


4 (Tuesday) 


Reading Day (day classes only); 




Tuesday evening class final exam 


5 (Wednesday) 


Spring semester day final exams begin; 




Wednesday evening class final exam 


10 (Monday) 


Monday evening class final exam 


11 (Tuesday) 


Spring semester day final exams end 


12 (Wednesday) 


Spring Graduate Commencement 


15 (Saturday) 


Spring Undergraduate 




Commencement 


SUMMER SEMESTER - 2010 


May 




24 (Monday) 


Summer Session 1 classes begin 


June 




28 (Monday) 


Summer Session 1 classes end 


July 




7 (Monday) 


Summer Session II classes begin 


August 




10 (Friday) 


Summer Session II classes end 




Founded by American public education pioneer Horace Mann in 
1840, Bridgewater State College has grown from its first home 
- a single room in the basement of Bridgewater Town Hall - to 
become the largest of the nine Massachusetts state colleges and 
the fourth largest of the 29 public college and university 
campuses in the commonwealth. 

More than 10,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate and 
graduate students are enrolled at the college; the full-time 
faculty numbers 306, representing a net gain of 54 since fall 
2002; and more than 90 undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams are offered by the college's four schools (School of Arts 
and Sciences, School of Education and Allied Studies, School of 
Business and School of Graduate Studies). The 270-acre campus 
is home to 38 academic, administrative and residential buildings. 

Alumni and friends have raised nearly $18 million to support 
faculty and student research, a myriad of undergraduate and 
graduate scholarships, international study opportunities and 
award-winning publications. These private investments 
complement growing levels of public support for the institution. 

In recent years, the college and the commonwealth have 
committed nearly $3 million for classroom upgrades, $7 
million for an extensive library renovation, $38 million for a 
new residence hall and a top-to-bottom renovation and 
expansion of two residence halls. Over the next several years, 
the college will construa a $ 1 00-million science facility. 

Vital to the long-term success of the institution is its 
recognition throughout the state and nation as an educational 
leader in the use of technology to improve teaching and 
learning. The first step in that direction took place in 1992, 
when Bridgewater State College secured a $10-million federal 
grant to build the John Joseph Moakley Center for 
Technological Applications. 

Today, all incoming students are required to carry and use 
notebook computers. For two consecutive years, Yahoo! Internet 
Life magazine named Bridgewater State College among the "100 
Most-Wired Universities and Colleges in America," and the 
college earned the number six spot on Intel Corporation's 
"Most Unwired College Campuses Survey." 



Together, these developments have combined to strengthen 
the college's academic mission and expand its public service 
role. They were built on a series of initiatives that trace back to 
1 960, a watershed year in the life of the college when a full-scale 
transition from an exclusively teacher-training institution to a 
comprehensive liberal arts college began. 

Until that time, the college had been relatively small - 
approximately 500 students - but enjoyed a national and 
international reputation for excellence in teacher preparation. 
The preparation of the next generation of quality teachers 
remains a top priority for Bridgewater, as evidenced by the 
institution's 50-plus years of continuous accreditation by the 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

During its time as a normal school, countless faculty and 
administrators nurtured the school carefully, despite varying 
degrees of support from the state, and overcame a host of 
difficult and sometimes dire situations, including a disastrous 
fire in 1 924 that destroyed several of the few buildings that 
existed on the campus at that time. 

While the college's earliest years were times of great 
challenge, the efforts never flagged to continue strengthening 
the curriculum, and each succeeding generation left Bridgewater 
stronger than the generation that went before. The thriving and 
dynamic institution we see today is the best evidence of the 
success of that enduring commitment. 



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College Compliance Policies 



The material that follows includes a summary of the federal and 
state legal requirements and specific college policies related to 
nondiscrimination, harassment, hazing, alcohol and drug policies, 
safety and security measures and confidentiality of student records. 
For a copy of the complete policy statements or further information, 
please contact the appropriate office as indicated in each 
policy section. 



POLICY ON NONDISCRIMINATION AND 
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 

Bridgewater State College does not discriminate in admission 
to or access to, or treatment or employment in, any of its 
educational programs or activities, including scholarships, loans 
and athletics, on basis of race, color, creed, religion, national 
origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, 
genetic information, marital status, political belief or affilia- 
tion, or veteran status. The college complies with executive 
orders 1 1 246 and 1 1 375 as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 
1 964 as amended; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1 988; 
the Civil Rights Aa of 1991; Title IX of the Higher Education 
Amendments of 1972 as amended; Seaions 503 and 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Aa of 1 973; the Americans with Disabilities Aa 
of 1990; Seaion 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment 
Assistance Aa of 1974; and pertinent laws, regulations and 
executive orders; direaives of the Board of Higher Education; the 
Boards of Trustees of the Massachusetts State Colleges and the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, 
state and federal statutes. 

Anyone believing that he or she has experienced discrimina- 
tion and/or adverse treatment may register a complaint with 
the Office of Affirmative Aaion, Boyden Hall, Room 206, 
508.53 1 . 1 24 1 ; the vice president for student affairs, Boyden 
Hall, Room 1 06, 508.53 1 . 1 276, TTY 508.53 1 . 1 384; or write to 
the Office for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 

For specific information regarding college policies related to 
racial harassment, sexual harassment or disabilities discrimina- 
tion, please contaa the Office of Affirmative Aaion, Minority 
Affairs and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Student Affairs or 
refer to the Bridgewater State College Student Handbook. 



CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY 

It is the policy of Bridgewater State College to comply with the 
Americans with Disabilities Aa of 1 990, Seaion 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Aa of 1 973, and other applicable laws prohibiting 
discrimination on the basis of disability. The college is committed 
to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with 
disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural and recreational 
programs it offers. 

Although the achievement of architeaural and physical access 
is a work-in-progress, the college has accessible travel ways 
throughout most of the campus and offers accessible campus 
bus service. Most buildings are accessible with the use of ramps, 
lifts and elevators: Pope and Scott Halls are accessible on the 
main floor and elevators or lifts are available in Boyden Hall, 
Harrington Hall, Rondileau Campus Center, Maxwell Library, 
Conant Science Building, Kelly Gymnasium, Moakley Center, 



Tinsley Center, East Campus Commons, East Hall, Hart Hall, Miles 
and DiNardo Halls, Woodward Hall, and Shea and Durgin Halls. 
Each campus parking lot has accessible parking. 

The college continually works to improve campus 
accessibility. It has recently begun to undertake a number of 
construaion projeas and renovations that will affea the campus. 
These current and future projeas, as well as any periodic work 
by the Town of Bridgewater, may temporarily impaa or disrupt 
accessible travel routes, building accessibility and/or parking. In 
an effort to provide the community with as much information 
as possible regarding such disruptions, the college will promptly 
issue campus-wide e-mails to all students, faculty and staff 
concerning the disruptions and provide information regarding 
alterative modes of access. 

While most of the college's classrooms are physically 
accessible, students with disabilities are encouraged to plan 
their schedules to permit adequate travel time between classes. 
If a class is scheduled in the Rondileau Campus Center RCC 
015, RCC 026B and RCC 026C, or in rooms other an 004 or 
01 3 in Hunt Hall, students should determine if there is another 
seaion in an accessible room. After considering all alternatives, 
students should contaa the Disability Resources Office in writing 
to arrange to move a class to an accessible location. The office 
is located in the Academic Achievement Center on the ground 
floor of the Maxwell Library and can be reach by telephone at 
508.531.1214. 

The Office of Affirmative Aaion/Equal Opportunity is the 
designated office to provide information and coordinate 
all other services regarding physical access to the campus. 
Students, faculty, staff and guests with concerns or questions 
regarding campus accessibility may contaa Dr. Alan V. 
Comedy, Seaion 504, ADA coordinator. Office of Affirmative 
Aaion/ Equal Opportunity, Boyden Hall, Room 206, 
1 3 1 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325; 508.53 1 . 1 241 ; 
or acomedy@bridgew.edu. 



CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS 

Bridgewater State College complies with the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Aa (FERPA) of 1 974 which governs access 
to and release of information contained in student educational 
records. Students have the right to review their educational 
records, request the amendment of their records if they believe 
that inaccuracies exist, and consent to disclosures of personally 
identifiable information contained in their records. Students also 
have the right to file written complaints with the U.S. Department 
of Education, Family Policy Compliance Office, concerning alleged 
violations of this aa. Additional information regarding this aa 
may be found in the Bridgewater State College Student 
Handbook ar]6 on the Web (www.bridgew.edu/registrar). For 
specific questions, please contaa the Registrar's Office, Boyden 
Hall, Room 003. 



College Compliance Policies 



THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF 
CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS 
CRIME STATISTICS ACT 

Bridgewater State College complies with the Jeanne Clery 
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime 
Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities 
across the United States to disclose information about crime on 
and around their campuses. 

Annual Report 

Colleges have to publish an annual report every year by Oct. 1 
that contains three years of campus crime statistics and also 
certain security policy statements including sexual assault poli- 
cies, the law enforcement authority of campus police, and where 
students should go to report crimes. These statistics and policy 
statements may be found in the Bridgewater State College 
Student Handbook. 

Crime Statistics 

Colleges must disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas 
immediately adjacent to the campus, and certain non-campus facili- 
ties including Greek housing and remote housing. The statistics must 
be gathered from campus and local police, and college officials that 
have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities." 

Access to Timely Information 

Colleges are also required to provide "timely warnings" and a 
separate but more extensive public crime log. The Bridgewater 
State College Police Department issues "Campus Safety Alert 
Bulletins" whenever a major crime or other significant incident 
may potentially affect the safety or security of the campus com- 
munity. The department also maintains a daily police log that is 
accessible to the public. The police log and any "Campus Safety 
Alert Bulletins" that are issued are also provided for publication 
in the college newspaper, The Comment. 



HAZING 

Hazing is unlawful in Massachusetts. Bridgewater State College 
supports the law. Hazing means "... any conduct or method 
of initiation into any student organization, whether on public 
or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the 
physical or mental health of any student or other person." Any 
person who is a principal organizer or participant in the crime of 
hazing shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $3,000 or 
by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than one 
year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Please refer to the 
Bridgewater State College Student Handbook for the complete 
college policy statement on hazing. 



INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS THAT 
COMPROMISE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
OF BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE THAT 
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED 

Student Conduct Code violations, such as those on the follow- 
ing list, may lead to a suspension or dismissal from Bridgewater 
State College once the determination of responsibility has been 
made. Immediate interim suspension pending a hearing will 



occur whenever the accused student is deemed a safety threat. 
Violations include but are not limited to: 

arson 

creating or false reporting of bombs 
illegal drug possession and/or distribution 
illegal occupation of a building 
possession or discharge of illegal weapons 
rape or other sexual assault 
resisting arrest 

destruction of property including electronic property medium 

inciting a riot 

stalking 

driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 

hate crimes 

hazing 

illegal alcohol distribution 
murder 

physical assault 
threatening 

tampering with fire safety equipment including pulling a false 
fire alarm 

use of a false identification card or providing false identification 
to others 

For information on the college conduct code and judicial 
process, please refer to the Bridgewater State College Student 
Handbook or contaa the Office of Student Affairs, Boyden Hall, 
Room 106. 



THE MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN INDOOR ACT 
(MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, 
CHAPTER 270, SECT. 22) 

The Massachusetts Clean Indoor Air Act requires that smoking 
be prohibited at colleges within the commonwealth except in 
areas designated by the college as smoking areas. Effective 
Jan. 1 , 1 993, the college became smoke-free. All indoor smoking 
is prohibited. Students and employees interested in participating 
in smoking cessation programs may obtain information from the 
Office of Health Services, Tillinghast Hall, Room 001 ; or the Office 
of Human Resources, Boyden Hall, Room 103. 



DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES 
ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1989 

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act 
Amendments of 1989, Bridgewater State College has adopted 
and implemented programs to prevent the unlawful possession, 
use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students 
and employees. 

College policy prohibits the possession, consumption, storage 
or service of alcohol by students and/or their guests, except by 
persons 21 years or age or older who are in transit to (not being 



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consumed, stored or served) or at approved or licensed locations, 
such as the Great Hill Student Apartments and within the limits 
of state and local laws and college policy. 

The unlawful possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs 
on college property or at college activities is also prohibited. 
Sanctions are imposed by the college on students and employees 
who violate the college alcohol and drug policy. 

For information on specific college policies pertaining to alco- 
hol and illegal drugs, sanaions for violations of the alcohol and 
drug policy, campus resources and referral agencies, please refer 
to the Bridgewater State College Student Handbook or contact the 
Office of Student Affairs, Boyden Hall, Room 1 06; the Alcohol/ 
Drug Program, Tillinghast Hall, Room 010; or the Office of Human 
Resources, Boyden Hail, Room 103. 



VOTER REGISTRATION ACT 

(Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, Sea. 42E) 
The law requires all colleges to make available voter registration 
forms to all students enrolled in a degree or certificate program 
and physically in attendance at the institution. Massachusetts 
residents will find such forms at the Bridgewater State College 
Web page (www.bridgew.edu/handbook - click on BSC Links) 
and at the Campus Center Information Booth. Out-of-state 
students who want to vote in their home state must use either a 
mail-in form supplied by an eleaion official in the home state or 
the federal mail-in affidavit of voter registration. The latter may 
be obtained by writing or calling the Massachusetts Elections 
Division, Room 1705, McCormack Building, OneAshburton 
Place, Boston, MA 02108, 617.727.2828 or 1.800.462.8683; 
through the BSC Web site listed above; or through www.state. 
ma.us/sec/elestu/stuidx.htm. 



STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW - DISCLOSURE 
OF INSTITUTIONAL GRADUATION RATES 

Bridgewater State College is pleased to provide the following 
information regarding our institution's graduation rates. The 
information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended. 

During the fall semester of 2002, a cohort of 1 ,272 first- 
time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students entered 
Bridgewater State College. After six years (as of Aug. 3 1 , 2008), 
51 % of these students had graduated from our institution. The 
four-year average graduation rate (for fall 1 999 through fall 
2002 cohorts) is 49%. 

The most updated information regarding the college's graduation 
rates is available at www.bridgew.edu/depts/ir/keyelements.cfm. 

While reviewing this information, 
please bear in mind: 

The graduation rate is based on students who completed the 
bachelor's program within six years (1 50% of normal time). 

The graduation rate does not include students who trans- 
ferred to other higher education institutions or interrupted 
their course of study (e.g., students on leave, students who left 



school to serve in the armed forces, official church mission, or the 
foreign service of the federal government, or students who are 
deceased or permanently disabled and thus unable to return 
to school). 

For specific questions regarding graduation rates, please con- 
taa the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. 



TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS AND 
EDUCATOR LICENSURE TEST PASS RATES 

Bridgewater State College offers 18 undergraduate and 
postbaccaiaureate programs leading to initial teaching licensure. 
All candidates enrolled in teacher-licensure programs must 
have a major in an arts and sciences discipline in addition to 
their education course sequence, and all candidates are exposed 
to actual K-1 2 classrooms throughout their teacher preparation 
program. Bridgewater's School of Education and Allied Studies 
is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of 
Teacher Elementary and Secondary Education (NCATE). All of 
the college's initial teacher preparation programs are approved 
by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education, and 13 programs are approved at the national level 
by recognized professional organizations. 



Total number of students enrolled in 
teacher preparation, all specializations, 
in academic year 2007-2008: 


2217 


Number of students in supervised student 
teaching in academic year 2007-2008 


342 


Number of faculty members who supervised 




student teachers: 




Full-time faculty in professional education: 


23 


Part-time faculty in professional education 




but full-time in the institution: 


6 


Part-time faculty in professional education, 




not otherwise employed by the institution: 


71 


Total faculty student teaching supervisors: 


100 


Student teacher/faculty ratio: 


3.42 


The average number of student teaching 




hours per week: 


30 


The total number of weeks of supervised 
student teaching required: 


15 


Average total number of hours required: 


450 



To be licensed to teach in Massachusetts, candidates must pass 
three educator licensure tests: a communication and literacy 
skills battery (reading and writing) and a test in their academic 
content area. The following table reports pass rates for each of 
the tests required for teacher licensure. 



ge Compliance Policies 



Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 
Annual Institution Report 

Program Year: 2007-2008 



Number of Program Completers: 332 





Institution 


Statewide 




Number 


Number 






Test Field/Category 


Tested 


Passed 


Pass Rate 


Pass Rate 


Basic Skills 


CommLit Reading 


267 


267 


100% 


100% 


CommLit Writing 


269 


269 


100% 


99% 


Aggregate 


271 


271 


100% 


99% 


Academic Content Areas 


013 Biology 


4 






96% 


012 Chemistry 


1 






100% 


002 Early Childhood 


29 


29 


100% 


99% 


007 English 


23 


23 


100% 


100% 


090 Foundations of Reading 


191 


185 


97% 


98% 


003 General Curriculum 


169 


168 


99% 


99% 


006 History 


13 


13 


100% 


100% 


009 Mathematics 


11 


11 


100% 


99% 


047 Middle School Mathematics 


10 


9 


90% 


96% 


016 Music 


5 






100% 


022 Physical Education 


18 


18 


100% 


99% 


Oil Physics 


1 






100% 


028 Spanish 


1 






98% 


017 Visual Art 


10 


10 


100% 


99% 


Aggregate 


486 


478 


98% 


99% 










Summary Totals and Pass Rate 


309 


301 


97% 


98% 


indicates "Number Passed" and "Pass Rate" not shown because "Number Tested" is less than 10. 




Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/adder)da/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



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UNDERGRADUATE 
MAJORS 

Thirty-one undergraduate majors are 
currently offered. For more detailed 
information, see requirements listed in the 
appropriate department of this catalog. 

Students should be aware that not 
all courses are offered in the evening. 
Students who are only able to enroll in 
classes 4 pm or after should consult the 
appropriate department chairperson for 
information about the availability of eve- 
ning sections of courses required in a spe- 
cific major, concentration and/or minor. 

Accounting and Finance 

Concentrations: 

Accounting 

Finance 

Anthropology 

Concentrations: 
Cultural Anthropology 
General Anthropology 
Public Archaeology 

Art 

Concentrations: 
Art Education 
Art History 
Crafts 
Fine Arts 
Graphic Design 
New Media 
Photography 

Athletic Training 

Aviation Science 

Concentrations: 
Aviation Management 
Flight Training 

Biology 

Concentrations: 

Biomedical/Molecular Biology 
Environmental Biology 
General Biology 



Programs 



Business-see Management and 
Accounting and Finance 

Chemistry 

Concentrations: 
Biochemistry 
Environmental Chemistry 
Professional Chemistry 

Chemistry-Geology 

Communication Studies 

Concentrations: 
Corporate Communication 
Individualized 

Media Studies and Communication 

Technologies 
Speech Communication 
Dance Education 
Theater Arts 
Theater Education 

Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 

Early Childhood Education 

Concentration: 

Early Education and Care (PreK-K) 

Earth Sciences 

Concentrations: 
General 

Environmental Geosciences 
Geology 

Economics 

Elementary Education 

English 

Concentrations: 

English Education (High School, 

Middle School) 
Writing 

Geography 

Health Education 

Concentrations: 
Community Health 
School Health 

History 

Concentration: 
Military History 



Management 

Concentrations: 
General Management 
Global Management 
Information Systems Management 
Marketing 

Operations Management 
Mathematics 

Music 

Concentration: 
Music Education 

Philosophy 

Concentration: 
Applied Ethics 

Physical Education 

Concentrations: 
Coaching 

Exercise Science/Health Fitness 
Motor Development Therapy /Adapted 

Physical Education 
Recreation 

Recreation and Fitness Club 

Administration 
Teacher Licensure available in: 

Physical Education (PreK-8) 

Physical Education (5-12) 

Physics 

Concentrations: 
General Physics 
Professional Physics 

Political Science 

Concenfraf/ons.- 
American Politics 
International Affairs 
Legal Studies 
Public Administration 



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Academic Programs 



Psychology 
Social Work 

Sociology 

Concentrations: 

City, Community and Region 

Education 

Global Studies 

Spanish 

Special Education 

Concentration: 
Communication Disorders 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

For complete information about graduate 
degrees and concentrations, and post- 
baccalaureate programs, see the "School 
of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog 
or visit www.bridgew.edu/sogs/. 

Graduate Certificate Programs 

Women's and Gender Studies 

Postbaccalauareate Licensure 
Programs 

Early Childhood Education 
Educational Leadership 
Elementary Education 
Health (Health, Family and 

Consumer Sciences) 
Instructional Technology 
Physical Education 
Secondary Education 

(Middle School/High 

School/PreK-12 Specialist) 
Special Education 

Master of Arts (MA) 

English 

Concentration: 

Creative Writing 
Psychology 

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 

Biology 

Creative Arts 

English 

History 

Mathematics 

Music 

Physical Science 
Physics 



Master of Education (MEd) 

Counseling 

Concentrations: 

Mental Health Counseling 

Mental Health Counseling - Dual 
License 

School Counseling 

Student Affairs Counseling 
Early Childhood Education 
Educational Leadership 
Elementary Education 
Health Promotion 
Instructional Technology 
PreK-12 Education (For Educators in 

non-U. S. settings) 
Reading 

Special Education 
Concentrations: 
Moderate Disabilities 
Severe Disabilities 

Master of Public Administration 
(MPA) 

Concentrations: 

Civil and Nonprofit Leadership and 

Administration 
Sustainable Community Development 

Master of Science (MS) 

Athletic Training 
Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 

Concentrations: 

Administration of Justice 

Crime and Corrections 
Physical Education 

Concentrations: 

Adapted Physical Education 

Applied Kinesiology 

Human Performance and Health 
Fitness 

Strength and Conditioning 

Individualized 

Master of Science in Management 
(MS) 

Concentrations: 

Accounting 

Marketing 

Organization Development 
Technology Management 

Master of Social Work (MSW) 

Postmaster's Licensure Programs 

Educational Leadership 
School Counseling 



Certificate of Advanced Graduate 
Study (CAGS) 

Educational Leadership 
Mental Health Counseling 
Reading 

School Counseling 

Doctor of Education (EdD) 

(Collaborative program with the University 

of Massachusetts - Lowell) 
Educational Leadership 
Reading 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at wvm.bridgew.edu/catalog/dddenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



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bSc 



BRIDGEHATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



The Educational Environment 



A diverse array of academic programs, close association with 
a superb faculty, extensive online and technological resources, 
opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom, and a 
supportive network of advisers and counselors are the 
key elements of the academic environment at Bridgewater 
State College. 

A wide variety of service learning, study abroad, cultural and 
social activities complement the learning process and add rich 
dimensions to the total academic experience. 

The college is committed to fostering student success. Faculty 
and staff strive to help each student work to achieve her or his 
full potential. The college's long tradition of academic excellence 
is built upon a foundation of challenging studies, an intellectually 
stimulating atmosphere, and a tradition of community service 
and partnership. 

Rapid advances in technology have created new opportuni- 
ties for learning and require new skills in the ability to assimilate 
complex ideas. 

THE FACULTY 

Bridgewater State College has an outstanding faculty of women 
and men who are dedicated to teaching as a career, not just a 
vocation. Bridgewater State College professors are nationally 
recognized for their expertise in their fields of study. Ninety per- 
cent hold terminal degrees in their fields and many faculty mem- 
bers serve as consultants and advisers to corporations, nonprofit 
organizations, school systems and government agencies. Other 
faculty provide leadership to professional societies and condua 
pioneering research in their respective fields. Students may work 
closely with faculty through a variety of means including intern- 
ships, research or the Honors Program. 

CLEMENT C. MAXWELL LIBRARY 

Maxwell Library is a hub of aaivity conveniently located on West 
Campus. The library provides a variety of information resources 
and electronic tools for student and faculty use in a comfortable 
and inviting environment. Open more than 90 hours each week, 
the library is staffed by highly qualified professionals and 
support personnel skilled at satisfying research, reference and 
general interest requests. 

The library's core collection of print and electronic materials 
is complemented by a substantial colleaion of videos, DVDs 
and CDs. Students and faculty can discover the wealth of books, 
newspapers, periodicals, sound recordings and movie titles using 
the library's online public access catalog, Webster. With approxi- 
mately 300,000 volumes, more than 3 1 ,000 periodical subscrip- 
tions and nearly 100 electronic bibliographic and full-text article 
databases, the library provides students and faculty with access 
to a breadth of information sources supporting their classroom 
and research needs. The library is dedicated to providing resourc- 
es in all subject disciplines taught by the college's faculty. 

Because the library has both hard-wired and wireless net- 
works, students can work anywhere in the building using their 
notebook computers. They can also use the desktop computers to 



search the catalog and Web site, v\ww.bridgew.edu/library. Since 
most of these computers include a suite of applications such as 
Microsoft Word and Excel, students can find information resourc- 
es and complete their course assignments at the same time. The 
library is a place for learning and a portal to knowledge. 

DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES 

The college offers extensive computer facilities for instruc- 
tional purposes and resources that range from a Zeiss Elearon 
Microscope in the Department of Biological Sciences and an 
astronomy observatory in the Department of Physics to a writing 
studio offered by the Department of English. 

Facilities for weaving, ceramics, sculpture and painting are 
available in the Department of Art. Three flight simulators are 
provided by the Department of Aviation Science at the New 
Bedford BSC Flight Training Center. These and many other 
resources support the educational mission of the college and 
ensure that Bridgewater State College students can learn and 
apply contemporary knowledge and skills. 

Additional resources may be found in each academic 
department section of this catalog. 

DISABILITY RESOURCES 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1 990, 
the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1 973, Bridgewater State College is 
committed to making its facilities, services and programs 
accessible to all students. The Office of Disability Resources 
offers support and assistance to students with disabilities who 
are enrolled in the college. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to identify with 
the Office of Disability Resources and provide appropriate 
documentation that is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 
Services and academic accommodations may include, but are 
not limited to, adaptive technology, testing accommodations, 
alternate format materials, interpreter services, priority 
registration, peer mentoring and leadership advocacy. 

Students must request services in a timely manner each 
semester by contaaing the Office of Disability Resources, located 
in the Academic Achievement Center in the Clement C. Maxwell 
Library, or call 508.53 1 . 1 2 1 4 or 508.53 1 .6 11 3 HY. Further 
information about the services, programs and policies of the 
Office of Disability Resources may be found on the Web page 
at www.bridgew.edu/aac/disability_resources.cfm 

THE ONLINE WORLD AND TECHNOLOGY 

Blackboard and InfoBear 

Many of the courses at Bridgewater State College are enhanced 
by course Web sites developed through the Blackboard learning 
portal. Using their personal Blackboard account, students enroll 
in their course Web sites; gain access to course syllabi, materi- 
als and other information posted by the professors; engage in 
online discussions; collaborate with fellow students; view grades 
on assignments and tests in a course; and sometimes even take 
quizzes or prepare for exams in the online environment. 



The Educational Environment 



InfoBear is a Web-based service provided by Bridgewater 
State College to allow quick and convenient access to each 
student's course enrollment, transcripts showing progress toward 
graduation, course grades and other information. Students also 
register for courses through InfoBear, which is available through 
the college Web site and requires a student identification number 
and personal identification number. 

Web-Based Courses 

Learning in our society is no longer limited to the classroom, 
and it is important for lifelong learning for students to be able 
to learn from a variety of information sources. Bridgewater State 
College students have the opportunity to take courses delivered 
by a range of technologies. In addition to the many courses 
that use Blackboard or Moodle to enhance the learning experi- 
ence, the college also offers Web-based courses that are offered 
primarily over the Internet. Requirements include access to a 
notebook or desktop computer with printer and Internet connec- 
tion, Web browsing capability and e-mail. Instructors determine 
the mix of technologies that are employed in their courses. For 
most Web-based courses, a certain number of class meetings on 
campus may still be required. 

Wireless Network 

Bridgewater State College has provided wireless network con- 
nectivity across the entire campus since fall 2001 . Staff, faculty, 
students and visitors with wireless-enabled notebook computers 
are able to connect to the network from anywhere on campus, 
including classrooms, labs, offices, lounges, the library and out- 
doors. This enables users to access the Internet, read e-mail and 
connect to all of the college's online resources at any time. Due 
to wireless access points being placed throughout the college 
campus, students can walk from one side of the campus to the 
other while remaining connected to the network. 

John Joseph Moakley Center for 
Technological Applications 

The Moakley Center has been supporting the technology needs 
of Bridgewater State College students as well as the region's 
educators and businesses since its opening in 1995. The Moakley 
Center is a technology-integrated, 50,000-square-foot learning 
venue that focuses the power of technology on its guiding prin- 
ciple that education is a lifelong process. 

A 2 1 3-seat amphitheater features a full complement of 
the latest multimedia presentation technologies. Its television/ 
video produaion facility grants access to digital editing and 
complete teleconference capabilities for students, businesses and 
educators. Several multimedia training rooms offer the latest in 
technology-enhanced learning. 

A variety of technology-based resources and programs 
is housed in the Moakley Center. These include the RiverNet 
Watershed Access Lab, CityLab, the Teaching and Technology 
Support Center, a digital music classroom, the Center for 
the Advancement of Research and Teaching (CART) and the 
GeoGraphics Laboratory. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS 

Short-term, faculty-led study tours to international locations are 
offered for undergraduate or graduate college credit. Each course 
is designed by a Bridgewater State College faculty member 
according to his/her regional and academic expertise, providing 
an opportunity for students to explore, firsthand, societies quite 
different from their own. These courses, which vary in length from 
10 days to five weeks, are offered during winter intersession, 
spring break and summer. Study tour destinations have included 
Japan, Peru, Cuba and Ireland. The Bridgewater-at-Oxford pro- 
gram offers three weeks of summer study at Oxford University 
in England with a choice of political science/law, art history, 
English literature or English history. Students from all majors 
and academic classes are encouraged to participate. For more 
information contact the Office of Study Abroad, Maxwell Library, 
508. 53 1 .6 1 83 or visit www.bridgew.edu/studyabroad/. 

CROSS REGISTRATION PROGRAMS 

CAPS 

College Academic Program Sharing (CAPS) is designed to provide 
full-time students attending a Massachusetts state college the 
opportunity to study at another state college to add a different or 
specialized dimension to their undergraduate studies. BSC 
students may participate for one or two semesters and 
complete up to 30 semester hours of credit without going 
through formal admissions or registration procedures. Tuition 
is covered within the student's full-time tuition charge at 
Bridgewater State College. Courses taken under the CAPS 
program are not included in the student's GPA. All BSC students 
who wish to cross-register as part of the CAPS program must 
apply through the Registrar's Office, Boyden Hall. Students from 
another college who wish to take courses at BSC through CAPS 
must work with the Registrar's Office at their home institution. 

SACHEM 

Through the Southeastern Association for Cooperation of Higher 
Education (SACHEM) program, qualified full-time BSC students 
may cross-register for up to two courses each semester without 
going through formal registration procedures. Tuition is covered 
within the student's full-time tuition charge at.Bridgewater State 
College. Courses taken under the SACHEM program are not 
included in the student's GPA. Schools participating in this 
program include Pristol Community College, Cape Cod 
Community College, Dean College, Massachusetts Maritime 
Academy, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College, 
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Wheaton College. 
All BSC students who wish to cross-register as part of the 
SACHEM program must apply through the Registrar's Office, 
Boyden Hall. Students from another college who wish to take 
courses at BSC through SACHEM must work with the Registrar's 
Office at their home institution. 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



13 



The Undergraduate 
Academic Experience 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



LEARNING RESOURCES 

Bridgewater State College's undergraduate program provides 
fundamental knowledge in different areas of study as well as 
specialized, in-depth knowledge and skills in a major area. Each 
student acquires the knowledge and skills to communicate 
effectively, think logically, work quantitatively, and evaluate and 
assimilate information from a variety of sources. These skills are 
critically important to a life of learning and personal and 
professional growth. 

The core of the Bridgewater State College academic experi- 
ence is the study of liberal arts. Every student, regardless of 
major, completes the core curriculum - a general course of study 
that provides a foundation for studies in each major. Distribution 
requirements include fine and performing arts, humanities, 
natural sciences and social/behavioral sciences. Most of the core 
curriculum is completed during the first two years of college, 
with the last two years focused on the major field of study. 

Emphasis is placed on reading, writing and oral communica- 
tion skills. Business executives rank proficiency in communica- 
tion as the most important skill an employee can possess. The 
ability to collect and integrate information, organize one's ideas, 
express these ideas logically and clearly, and respond to the ideas 
of others is rooted in language skills. 

The college has a rich and varied array of majors, minors and 
program options. For the undergraduate student, there is a 
broad spearum of more than 100 such possibilities. 



THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CENTER 

The Academic Achievement Center houses a variety of programs 
and services that support the adjustment to college and the aca- 
demic success of students. The Academic Achievement Center is 
located on the ground floor of the Maxwell Library and includes 
the following programs: 

The Haughey Academic Advising Program 

The advising program serves freshmen and all other students 
who have yet to declare an academic major. Freshmen are 
introduced to the advising program during orientation and par- 
ticipate in a number of group and individual advising sessions 
throughout the academic year The focus of the advising program 
is on helping each student plan a program of study and make a 
successful and happy transition to college life. 

Enrichment Program 

A variety of services is available to help strengthen those 
skills most essential to effeaive learning both in college and 
throughout life. 

The program is based on the college's commitment to provide 
students with every opportunity to build upon strengths they 
have while correcting any deficiencies. This assistance is 
provided through specialized courses in English and mathematics 
and through resources such as Studying and Research Services, 
the Writing Studio, Mathematics Services, Communication 
Laboratory, Second Language Services and Disability Resources. 
Tutorial assistance is also provided. 



Students needing assistance may be referred by faculty or 
staff. A student may also request special help, which the college 
may provide. 

Learning Assistance Services 

Students may receive assistance through the following services 
offered in the Academic Achievement Center: 

Communication Lab - Students are assisted with prepara- 
tion of oral presentations through sen/ices that teach strate- 
gies for topic selection, outline development and research, as 
well as through opportunities for presentation practice. 

Mathematics Services - Students participate in individual 
or small-group tutoring and have access to a variety of video 
and computer materials to support mastery of mathematiG 
concepts and skills. 

Studying and Research Services - Students are helped 
to develop strategies for managing the demands of college 
courses and skills for completing demanding course 
assignments. 

Writing Studio - Students are provided individualized assis- 
tance to strengthen skills at all stages of the writing process. 



INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE SKILLS 

Courses - Students may be assigned to a class or to 
Introduaory College Skills courses as a result of a review of the 
students' high school records, SAT scores and performance on 
various placement examinations generally given during Freshman 
Orientation. A student may also request this assistance, which 
the college is pleased to provide. 

The course or courses will be graded on a (S) satisfactory/ (U) 
unsatisfaaory basis and will not be calculated in the student's 
cumulative quality point average. Students assigned to any of 
these courses must complete the course successfully before 
attempting any other course in that area. (The credit earned in 
any Introductory College Skills course may not be used to satisfy 
Core Curriculum Requirements nor may it be applied toward the 
minimum number of credits required for graduation in 
any major) 

FRSK 100 Introductory College Skills: Intrusive 
Advising - A specialized learning/advising program for fresh- 
men offered by the Academic Achievement Center and 
conducted in a small group setting. Students who wish further 
information about this course should contact the Academic 
Achievement Center 

FRSK 101 Introductory College Skills: Writing -The 
course will consist of an intensive review of basic communica- 
tion skills, chiefly those of reading and writing. Students who 
wish further information about this course should consult with 
the chairperson of the Department of English or the Academic 
Achievement Center 

FRSK 102 Introductory College Skills: Mathematics 

- Fundamental principles of algebra and geometry. Students 
who wish further information about this course should consult 
with the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and 
Computer Science, or the Mathematics Laboratory director, or the 
direaor of the Academic Achievement Center 



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The Undergraduate 
Academic Experience 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION 

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education works closely 
with the academic schools to provide credit courses offered after 
4 PM, off campus or on weekends, during intersession and during 
the summer. The office is responsible for all undergraduate and 
graduate courses offered via distance learning. Continuing and 
Distance Education also provides noncredit online courses and 
certificate programs. 

Continuing and Distance Education offers students an 
opportunity to complete a degree started years ago, take 
courses around a busy work and family schedule, further their 
knowledge, gain professional experience or learn something 
new for personal enjoyment. For more information, contact the 
Continuing and Distance Education Office at 508.53 1 .2788 or 
visit the Web site at www.bridgew.edu/cde. 



TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES 

Bridgewater State College strives to remain in the forefront of 
educational technology. A wireless network across campus, an 
array of technology-enhanced courses, classroom and labora- 
tories that integrate technology, a robust residence network 
service, and a program for student notebook computers com- 
bine to give Bridgewater State College students an advantage 
in our technologically based society. See "The Educational 
Environment" section of this catalog for additional details. 



THE COMPUTER NOTEBOOK PROGRAM 

The college's computer notebook program, initiated in fall 2004, 
builds upon the college's strengths in technology to engage all 
students at Bridgewater State College in a technology-rich edu- 
cational experience and to help students develop skills that will 
be invaluable before and after graduation. Students can access 
the Internet using the college's wireless network, find and view 
course information and communicate with their classmates, and 
stay conneaed at home to keep up on e-mail and homework. 

Beginning with freshmen entering in the Fall of 2004 and 
applying to all subsequent entering classes, the college requires 
new full-time undergraduate students to own a notebook 
computer. This policy also applies to full-time transfer students 
whose accumulated credits place them in a graduating class for 
which notebooks are required. Students may purchase a com- 
puter on their own that meets the minimum specifications or may 
purchase their notebook through the college's agreement with 
a selected vendor offering competitive prices and the standard 
suite of office software. More information about the notebook 
program can be found at http://notebooks.bridgew.edu/. 



RESIDENCE NETWORK 

The residence network (ResNet) service provides all resident 
students with high-speed Internet access, reduced long distance 
telephone charges, voice mail, and cable TV, which includes HBO, 
NESN and movie channels that air on Residence Life Cinema. 
Every month, 16 recently released feature films are available 
for viewing. 



The ResNet program is handled by one payment each semes- 
ter, which provides for all support needed to ensure the availabil- 
ity of these services. Further information on the ResNet program 
can be found at http://resnet.bridgew.edu/. 



OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING 
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 



THE HONORS PROGRAM 

The Honors Program at Bridgewater State College encourages 
gifted and highly motivated students to reach their highest 
potential through critical thinking, scholarship and research. 
Small classes and close student-faculty relations provide for the 
vigorous and thorough exchange of ideas, while the program as 
a whole works to create an atmosphere fostering intellectual, 
artistic and academic achievement. 

The program does not require students to complete additional 
course work beyond the credit hours necessary for graduation; 
instead, students earn honors credits by taking honors sections 
of regular courses and/or honors colloquia during their fresh- 
man and sophomore years, and by undertaking individualized 
research programs with faculty mentors during their junior and 
senior years. For information on funds available to support stu- 
dent research, see "The Office of Undergraduate Research and 
the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research" below. 

Honors students meet with the dirertor or assistant director 
once a semester to discuss their work in the program. For all 
honors work completed with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, stu- 
dents receive honors credit on their transcripts, and those who 
complete the program receive an honors degree - a goal worth 
serious effort both for the intrinsic satisfaction it brings and the 
advantages it provides at a time of strong competition for gradu- 
ate and career opportunities. 

Commonwealth and Departmental Honors 

Students can participate in the Honors Program in two ways: 
by undertaking all of the requirements listed for Commonwealth 
Honors or by undertaking the requirements listed only 
under Junior and Senior Years for Departmental Honors. 
Commonwealth Honors thus runs throughout a student's under- 
graduate career, whereas Departmental Honors takes place only 
in the student's last two years. Commonwealth Honors includes 
the requirements for Departmental Honors; a student might 
undertake only Departmental Honors if he or she transferred to 
Bridgewater State College or developed an interest in pursuing 
honors work after the freshman year. 

A complete description of the opportunities and requirements 
for the Honors Program is available at www.bridgew.edu/honors 
program/ or the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 
this catalog. 



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Academic Experience 



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STATE COLLEGE 



THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE 
RESEARCH AND THE ADRIAN TINSLEY 
PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE 
RESEARCH 

The Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research 
(www.bridgew.edu/atp/), with the support of the Office of 
Undergraduate Research, provides opportunities to Bridgewater 
State College undergraduates who wish to pursue research, 
scholarship or artistic work under the guidance of a full-time 
faculty or librarian mentor. Through ATP, students design and 
develop research projeas, learn new research skills, gain a more 
sophisticated understanding of the nature of academic research, 
and have opportunities to present their research and creative 
work at regional and national conferences. The outcome of the 
program is for students to graduate with the self-confidence, 
motivation and ability to conduct independent scholarship 
and research. 

The Tinsley Program supports a variety of undergraduate proj- 
ects, conducted over the course of a semester, summer or longer, 
involving research or other forms of scholarship or artistic work 
in all disciplines. The projea may include laboratory research in 
the physical and life sciences; research in education, mathematics 
and business; scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; 
and stage performances, displays or research in the visual arts 
and design. 

The Tinsley Program provides year-round support of under- 
graduate research through a variety of competitive opportunities: 

Summer Grants are awarded to students for work done over 
1 weeks of the summer on an in-depth, research project con- 
duaed under the supervision of a BSC faculty or librarian mentor. 
The grant includes a stipend awarded to the student, who may 
also apply for additional money for research expenses, and a 
stipend for the faculty or librarian mentor. 

Semester Grants are awarded each semester to offset the 
costs of research-related supplies and travel. 

Travel Grants support students who present their research 
at regional or national conferences, and fund travel, lodging, 
registration and related fees. 

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 

Bridgewater State College traditionally sends a number of 
students to the National Conference on Undergraduate 
Research (NCUR), which is held in different cities each year. 
Students may use their travel grants to attend the conference 
and present their work. 

The Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place in 
April each year in the Moakley Center and showcases under- 
graduate research through oral and poster presentations 
and displays. Faculty, staff, students, administration and guests 
are welcome. 

The Undergraduate Review: A Journal of Research and 
Creative Work publishes undergraduate research 
annually. For more information and submission guidelines, 
see www.bridgew.edu/atp/ur.htm. 

Midyear Symposium for First and Second Year 
Students takes place on the last day of the fall semester each 



year and showcases first experiences in research by individu- 
als and groups at the college. Faculty, staff, administration and 
guests are welcome. 

The Graduate Application Reimbursement Program 

reimburses students who have previously received an ATP sum- 
mer or semester grant for up to $250 worth of fees for applica- 
tions to graduate schools. 

Additionally, The Office of Undergraduate Research features 
outside sources of funding for undergraduate research, oppor- 
tunities to present regionally and nationally, and to publish 
reasearch and creative work by undergraduates in national 
undergraduate journals. Students interested in these or the 
Tinsley Program can contact the office at 508.53 1 .2436 or by 
visiting the OUR Web site at www.bridgew.edu/our. 

THE BRIDGE: A STUDENT JOURNAL OF 
FINE ARTS 

The Bridge is a journal of fiaion, nonfiaion, poetry, drama and 
visual art created and published by undergraduate students 
and alumni. Once each year, students and alumni are invited to 
submit their creative works which are competitively selected by a 
student editorial board. For more information, contact The Bridge 
at thebridgejournal@bridgew.edu, or at 508.531 .2983. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Internships consist of both on- and off-campus work experi- 
ence with a site supervisor/employer for academic credit under 
the guidance of a faculty member or noncredit through the 
Internship Program. Internships allow students to gain career- 
related experience while in college, an important factor in finding 
the first professional position. Students interested in internships 
should first check with their academic department if they wish to 
receive credit. Credited internships are usually tied to a student's 
academic major. Students need to have completed a specific 
number of credit hours and go through a formal approval process 
before credit can be awarded. To determine possible internship 
sites, students should check with their academic department as 
well as the Office of Career Services' Internship Program, which 
maintains a database of internship opportunities in the region. 
Some students who choose to do an internship but do not need 
credit may want to meet with the career services internship coor- 
dinator to help locate opportunities, prepare for the internship 
interview, develop a cover letter and resume and learn important 
tips for getting the most from the experience. These services 
are offered to any student looking for an internship whether or 
not it is for credit. For further information, see the "Academic 
Programs" section of this catalog. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SERVICE- 
LEARNING 

Bridgewater State College believes firmly in the relevance 
and importance of experiential learning in all of its academic 
programs. Service-learning is a teaching method that uses com- 
munity service to help students gain a deeper understanding of 
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activity. A number of faculty incorporate service-learning into 
their courses. The college has established a center for Community 
Service and Service-Learning in the Campus Center to develop 
:ommunity contacts and collect and disseminate information on 
service-learning and volunteer opportunities. 

In addition, various student leadership programs at 
Bridgewater State College include community service compo- 
nents. Projects include Habitat for Humanity, Jumpstart, Earth 
Day projects, domestic and international alternative spring break 
Drograms, Old Colony Big Sister Big Brother, programs that focus 
Dn homelessness and poverty. Meals on Wheels and many more. 

CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTAL 
CLINIC 

-or more than 36 years, Bridgewater State College has sponsored 
:he Children's Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC), a nationally 
ecognized academic program that fosters professional develop- 
Tient, service learning and leadership development. The CPDC 
affords students from all majors a challenging opportunity to 
/olunteer as clinicians working with children and youth with 
Jisabilities, ages of 18 months to 18 years. 

The aim of the clinic program is to improve the "total develop- 
Tient" of children with disabilities by enhancing vital physical, 
Tiotor and aquatic skills and patterns. In addition, the program 
;tresses the improvement of children's self esteem by strength- 
jning emotional-social aspeas of their personalities through suc- 
:essful involvement in play, recreation and sport activities. 

Over a hundred students serve as clinicians and group leaders 
;ach semester, making the CPDC the largest student organiza- 
ion on campus. Over the years, BSC students have determined 
hat the CPDC not only augments their professional preparation; 
)ut, upon graduation, is most critical to them when seeking 
employment and entrance to graduate school. 

EXCHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL 
PROGRAMS 

Jridgewater State College students can study at many universi- 
:ies in the world, including those in countries such as Brazil, 
jpain, France and Portugal. Bridgewater State College has 
jxchange programs in Brazil, Canada, China, England, Ireland, 
lapan and Jordan. Students have the opportunity to study in 
lanada at more than a dozen institutions, including McGill 
Jniversity. Scholarships are available, and financial aid may be 
jsed for all travel programs. 

Through the National Student Exchange, students may spend 
jp to one year attending a college or university in another state 
3t the in-state tuition rate. The National Student Exchange direc- 
:ory describes more than 1 75 institutions involved in this pro- 
gram. For further information contact the Office of Study Abroad, 
/vww.bridgew.edu/studyabroad. 



CAMPUS LIFE 



GETTING STARTED: ORIENTATION FOR 
NEW STUDENTS 

Bridgewater State College's orientation program has been 
designed to introduce new students and their families to the 
campus community. Through collaborative efforts between the 
divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, orientation 
provides programs that are conducive to the academic and devel- 
opmental success of new students. The goals of orientation are 
to develop and coordinate programs that promote academic suc- 
cess, to enhance personal and social development, and to pro- 
vide families and their students with information about services, 
support systems and issues facing college students. 

Orientation is divided into two different programs. The initial 
program in June is a comprehensive two-day, overnight intro- 
duction to the college with an emphasis on placement testing, 
academic advising and registration for fall classes. Students also 
have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff and learn 
about the resources available at the college. A one-day concur- 
rent family program provides parents with information about 
services, support systems and resources for their students. 

The second program is prior to the opening of classes in the 
fall when students are given the opportunity to meet new friends, 
learn the traditions of Bridgewater State College and receive 
assistance with transition to college life. 

COLLEGE EVENTS AND SPECIAL 
PROGRAMS 

Literally hundreds of interesting programs, projects and events 
are available at Bridgewater State College throughout each 
year. Academic, cultural and social activities and programs are 
sponsored each year by students, faculty, staff and alumni of the 
college and include, but are certainly not limited to Homecoming, 
Parents Day, Convocation, the Massachusetts Hall of Black 
Achievement at Bridgewater State College, Dr. Martin Luther 
King Jr. Day Celebration and Breakfast, Awards for Excellence, 
Springfest and the Holiday Concert. 

Consult the Bridgewater State College Web site, the numer- 
ous bulletin boards across the campus, as well as college publica- 
tions, for information on campus events as they arise. 

CULTURAL, SOCIAL, ATHLETIC AND 
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

In addition to classroom instruction, Bridgewater State College 
offers students a full social, cultural, athletic, recreational and 
religious life. Art exhibits, lectures, concerts, movies, plays, work- 
shops and sports events make for an active campus schedule. 
(Please refer to the college Web site www.bridgew.edu for a 
complete listing of clubs, organizations and a calendar of 
campus events.) 

Through programs sponsored by the Office of Student 
Involvement and Leadership, the Student Government 
Association, the Program Committee and other organizations. 



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members of the college community have opportunities to attend 
events featuring significant public figures and internationally 
acclaimed performing artists. 

The Art Building and Maxwell Library feature galleries where 
exhibits are displayed and the Rondileau Campus Center offers 
special programs such as performances by the college Chorale 
Society and the Bridgewater State College Dance Company. For 
students who enjoy the theater, Bridgewater State College has 
much to offer. Major produaions are presented by students in 
the Department of Theater and Dance throughout the year. 

Bridgewater State College has a strong athletic tradition 
which has grown to include 21 intercollegiate varsity sports 
teams, a full range of intramural athletic programs and a number 
of club sports programs. The Adrian Tinsley Center features a 
state-of-the-art fitness center, a walking track and multi-sport 
surfaces. The college is a member of the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Eastern Collegiate 
Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the Massachusetts State College 
Athletic Conference (MASCAC). 

Community members keep abreast of events and programs 
through a variety of campus media. The student newspaper. The 
Comment, and the college's home page focus on news and fea- 
ture stories highlighting campus life and individual achievements. 

The campus radio station, WBIM-FM, provides coverage of 
events plus a full range of musical and special interest program- 
ming. Resident students have access to a cable television local 
access channel offering college news and information. The Office 
of Institutional Communications maintains a Campus Events Line 
508.53 1 . 1 768, a weekly recording of campus events. 

RELIGIOUS LIFE 

The college supports student pursuit of spirituality both individu- 
ally and in groups. The college provides groups of students the 
opportunity to form student organizations so they may utilize col- 
lege facilities for meetings and events as well as request funding 
from the Student Government Association. The Catholic Center 
(122 Park Avenue) and the Christian Fellowship Center (29 Shaw 
Road) are independent entities that offer students both group 
and individual opportunities for worship and service. 



SERVICES TO STUDENTS 

Students face many decisions involving housing, finances, health, 
work, academic programs, post-undergraduate study and career 
goals. The Office of Student Affairs provides assistance in making 
these decisions through personal and career counseling, off- and 
on-campus housing information, health sen/ices, child care cen- 
ter, social aaivities and student advocacy. The Bridgewater State 
College Student Handbook provides detailed information about 
these services. It is available at wvvw.bridgew.edu/handbook/. 

CHILDREN'S CENTER 

The Children's Center provides high-quality care and education 
to preschool-aged children. Open from the beginning of the fall 
semester in September through the end of Summer Session II 
in August, the center offers nine different enrollment options 
ranging from two half days to five full days. This model program, 
accredited by the National Association for the Education of 
Young Children, is also available for observation, fieldwork and 
data collection. The Children's Center is located in the Burnell 
Campus School, Room 135. For additional information contact 
the Children's Center at 508.53 1 . 1 244, www.bridgew.edu/child- 
renscenter/ or by e-mail at childrencenter@bridgew.edu. 



Undergraduate Admission 



For information about admission to graduate programs, please 
consult the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

Bridgewater State College seeks to admit students who give 
evidence of intelleaual capacity, motivation, character and who 
have a record of scholastic achievement. An effort is made to 
attraa candidates of diverse academic, economic, racial, religious 
and geographic backgrounds. The admission requirements and 
procedures are designed to assist the college to select a fresh- 
man class from those applicants who can benefit from the educa- 
tional opportunities at Bridgewater State College. 

Bridgewater State College does not discriminate on the basis 
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, dis- 
ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, 
marital status, political belief or affiliation, or veteran status. 



FRESHMAN ADMISSION 
REQUIREMENTS 



APPLICATION FORM 

Each candidate should submit the Bridgewater State College 
application. The form, aside from collecting biographical data, 
allows the candidate to provide additional information concern- 
ing their academic and extracurricular interests. The college 
prefers students to apply online at the college's Web site, www. 
bridgew.edu, but also accepts the Common Application as well as 
other elearonically formatted applications. 



HIGH SCHOOL RECORD 

Candidates must request an official transcript of their second- 
ary school record be sent directly to the Office of Admission. The 
strength of the applicant's curriculum, grades, weighted grade 
point average and class rank as well as the level of competition 
in the applicant's high school are taken into consideration. 

The secondary program should include the following college 



preparatory subjerts: 

English (a) 4 units 

Mathematics (b) 3 units 

Science (c) 3 units 

History/Social Science (d) 2 units 

Foreign Language (e) 2 units 

Elective Units (f) 2 units 

Related Courses (g) 4 units 



a. English must be college preparatory courses in composition 
and literature, which include the development of reading, 
writing and comprehension skills. 

b. Mathematics must be college preparatory courses in such 
subjeas as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, elementary func- 
tions and mathematical analysis. A fourth year of mathematics 
is strongly recommended for students who plan to enter fields 
such as computer science, management science, mathematics, 
pre-engineering or the sciences. 

c. Two of the science courses must include laboratory work. 

d. This requirement should include one year of United States 
history and government. 



e. Students are encouraged to elect additional years of foreign 
language study. 

f. Students should choose from additional college preparatory 
courses in English, mathematics, computer science, foreign 
language, natural and physical science, visual and performing 
arts and humanities. 

g. Students are encouraged to elect courses that are consistent 
with their personal, educational and career goals. These cours- 
es may include, but are certainly not limited to, such offerings 
as computer science, business, communications, psychology 
and sociology. 

Students graduating from vocational-technical high schools 
may substitute vocational-technical vocabulary course work 
for the foreign language requirement even if foreign language 
courses are offered in their high schools. Two vocational-techni- 
cal courses may be used to fulfill the two required electives. 



STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES 

Candidates for admission to the freshman class must submit the 
results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT Reasoning Test) or 
the American College Test (ACT). Candidates should have official 
score reports forwarded direaly from the Educational Testing 
Program or the American College Testing Program during the 
academic year in which application is made to the college. 

For evaluation according to the provisions of Chapter 344, 
students with learning disabilities are expected to submit veri- 
fication from their guidance office. In most cases, a copy of the 
student's current Individualized Educational Plan (lEP) is the 
appropriate verifying document. More specific documentation 
may be required for academic advising and special services when 
students enroll. 

Chapter 344, Section 19 of the 1983 Acts and Resolves of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts states that: "No resident of the 
commonwealth who has been diagnosed as being developmentally 
disabled, including but not limited to, having dyslexia or other spe- 
cific language disabilities, by any evaluation procedure prescribed 
by chapter seventy-one B, or equivalent testing, shall be required to 
take any standardized college entrance aptitude test to gain admit- 
tance to any public institution of higher education in the common- 
wealth. Admission shall be determined by all other relevant factors 
excluding standardized achievement testing. " 

Candidates who g'-aduated from high school three or more 
years prior to their planned entrance date are exempt from the 
standardized testing requirement. 



FRESHMAN ADMISSION REVIEW 

Freshman admission to Bridgewater State College is selective. 
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has estab- 
lished minimum admission standards that require candidates to 
earn a "B" average for the required high school units mentioned 
above. Students whose average falls below this requirement can 
also meet the standard by the use of a sliding scale that begins 
with compensating SAT scores above 920, or an ACT composite 
score above 19. No student can be admitted whose high school 
grade point average falls below "C." Detailed information about 
the DHE admission standards can be found on their Web site. 



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www.mass.edu. Admission decisions at Bridgewater are based 
upon the strength of the candidate's academic profile as com- 
pared to the pool of applicants. Generally, more than 7,500 
applications are reviewed for a freshman class of 1,500. 

Since Bridgewater State College seeks students who will con- 
tribute to the college in a variety of ways, other faaors are con- 
sidered in the admission decision. These include demonstrated 
leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, motivation, 
maturity and special aptitudes and talents. Letters of recommen- 
dation and any additional supporting information a candidate 
wishes to submit are welcomed and encouraged. 

Special consideration is given to applicants out of high school 
for three years or more, students from educationally disadvan- 
taged environments, working adults and candidates who exhibit 
exceptional potential. 

Interviews are not required. Students are encouraged to 
attend one of the many group information sessions offered 
throughout the year. Dates, times and a telephone reservation 
number are available in the Viewbook or on the college Web 
site, www.bridgew.edu. 

Additional information concerning admission procedures, 
application fees, standardized testing requirements for admis- 
sion, notification date and deferred enrollment may be found 
in the Viewbook. Copies may be obtained from the Office 
of Admission - Gates House, Bridgewater State College, 
Bridgewater, MA 02325. 



TRANSFER ADMISSION 
REQUIREMENTS 

Bridgewater State College welcomes applications from qualified 
transfer students. To qualify for transfer admission, a student 
must have earned 1 2 semester hours of transferable credit; oth- 
erwise the applicant is considered under freshman 
admission requirements. 

Transfer applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their pre- 
vious college work and must request an official transcript to be 
sent from each college or university attended. Transfer applicants 
who have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits must also 
submit to an official high school transcript and standardized 
testing results. 

It is expeaed that candidates for transfer admission will be 
in good standing at the last institution attended and will have 
earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or higher on a 
4.0 scale. Students transferring fewer than 24 semester hours 
of credit must present a minimum cumulative grade point aver- 
age of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration may be granted 
for exceptional high school performance, evidence of maturity 
and motivation, or other extenuating circumstances and will be 
handled on an individual basis. Please note that these 
are minimum eligibility requirements and do not 
guarantee admission to the college or to a specific 
degree program. 

Transfer aedit toward the degree will be granted for course work 
completed at other accredited institutions of higher education. A 
minimum grade of "C-" is required for credit transfer. Courses that 



do not have a direct equivalent at Bridgewater State College may 
be counted as fulfilling elective requirements in the curriculum. 
Transfer students are required to fulfill the same degree require- 
ments as any other student; however, any student who has com- 
pleted the general education requirements of one of the other 
Massachusetts State Colleges will not be subjea to additional 
core curriculum requirements at Bridgewater State College. One 
half of the required courses in major and minor fields must be 
completed at Bridgewater State College. Students transferring 
from an accredited two-year institution are limited to 69 hours of 
transfer credit toward the degree. Students transferring from an 
accredited four-year institution are limited to 90 hours of transfer 
credit toward the degree. 

Grades for courses taken at an institution other than BSC 
are not used to compute a student's grade point average. Only 
courses actually taken at BSC are used to calculate a student's 
BSC grade point average. 



JOINT ADMISSION PROGRAM 

Bridgewater State College participates with the Massachusetts 
Community Colleges, Dean College and Quincy College in Joint 
Admission. This program guarantees admission to Bridgewater 
State College for transfers from participating institutions who are 
enrolled in preapproved programs of study, providing the associ- 
ate degree is completed. Joint Admission students must maintain 
a cumulative grade point average at the two-year college of 2.5 
or better to be eligible. 

Transfers indicate their desire to participate in Joint Admission 
by contacting either the Admissions Office or Transfer Office 
at their community college. A written application for Joint 
Admission can be filed upon enrollment at the two-year partici- 
pating institution. One semester prior to their planned enrollment 
at Bridgewater State College, Joint Admission students must file 
an Intent to Enroll form in lieu of a regular Bridgewater State 
College application. This form is available from the transfer coun- 
selor at the participating colleges or the Office of Admissions at 
Bridgewater State College. To complete the review process, an 
official transcript of all college work completed to date at any 
prior institution(s) and the community college must be requested 
by the applicant. BSC's Joint Admission deadlines are November 
1 for spring and March 1 for fall. 



COMMONWEALTH TRANSFER COMPACT 

For students transferring from Massachusetts 
community colleges to Bridgewater State College 
(effective January 1990) 

1) Requirements for Transfer Compact Status 

A student shall be eligible for transfer compaa status if he or she 
has met the following requirements: 

• Completed an associate's degree with a minimum of 60 
hours exclusive of developmental course work. 

• Achieved a cumulative grade point average of not less than 
2.0 (in a 4.0 system) at the community college awarding the 
degree. This is merely a minimum grade point average and by / 
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• Completed the following minimum core curriculum 
requirements, exclusive of developmental course work: 
English Composition/Writing 6 credit hours 
Behavioral and Social Science 9 credit hours 
Humanities and Fine Arts 9 credit hours 
Natural or Physical Science 8 credit hours 
Mathematics 3 credit hours 

The community college from which the student is applying is 
responsible for identifying on the transcript of the candidate that 
the student has fulfilled the compact specifications. 

2) Credits to be Transferred 

The 35 credits in core curriculum courses specified in section I 
will be applied toward the fulfillment of the Bridgewater State 
College core curriculum requirements. 

A minimum of 25 additional credits will be accepted as 
transfer credits. These credits may be transferred as free electives 
toward any additional core curriculum requirements, toward 
the student's major, or any combination, as Bridgewater State 
College deems appropriate. 

Only college-level course credits consistent with the recom- 
mended standards set forth in the Undergraduate Experience 
publication are included under this compaa. Credits awarded 
by the sending institution through CLEP, challenge examinations 
and other life experience evaluations for course credit may be 
included when the community college certifies that a student 
qualifies under this compact. 

3) Credits Beyond the Associate's Degree 

To complete the baccalaureate degree, a student who transfers 
under this compact may be required to take no more than 68 
additional credits unless: 

• The student changes his or her program upon entering 
Bridgewater State College, or 

• The combination of additional core curriculum requirements, 
if any, and the requirements of the student's major at the 
receiving institution total more than 68 credits. 

Under these circumstances, transfer students will be subject to 
the same requirements as students who began their undergradu- 
ate education at Bridgewater Stale College. 

4) Admission to Competitive Majors or Programs 

If because of space or fiscal limitations the receiving institution 
does not admit all qualified applicants to a given major or pro- 
gram, the receiving institution will use the same criteria for appli- 
cants who are transfer students under this compaa as it does for 
its native students. 

5) Student Appeals 

A student who believes that the provisions of this compact have 
not been applied fairly has the right to appeal. 

Initially, differences of interpretation regarding the award 
of transfer credit shall be resolved between the student and 
the receiving institution. If a difference remains unresolved, 
the student shall present his or her evaluation of the situa- 
tion to the institution from which the student is transferring. 



Representatives from the two institutions shall then have the 
opportunity to resolve the differences. 

Absent a satisfactory resolution, differences of 
interpretation may be presented to the State-Wide Transfer 
Coordinating Committee. 

DECISION AND NOTIFICATION DATES 

Early Action Program* 

Freshman candidates may apply under the Early Action Program. 
Candidates need to have fulfilled the standardized testing 
requirements on or before the November test date and will need 
to have their application complete and transcripts on file in the 
Office of Admissions by Nov. 16. 

Early Action applicants are notified by mid-December. The 
college either offers admission, denies admission or defers 
admission and reviews the application again during the regular 
admissions cycle. A student ofifered admission under the Early 
Action Program has until the May 1 Candidates Reply Date to 
respond to the college's offer. 

Regular Freshman Admission* 

Freshman applicants for the fall semester must submit their 
completed application by Feb. 1 5 for consideration. Candidates 
meeting this deadline are notified of the Admission Committee 
decision no later than April 1 5. A limited number of freshman 
candidates are accepted for the spring semester each year. The 
application deadline for priority consideration is Nov. 1 . 

Transfer Admission* 

Transfer applications should be filed by April 1 for September 
admission or by Nov. 1 for January admission for 
priority consideration. 

Notification for transfer candidates is done on a rolling 
basis as the application file becomes complete. Notification for 
September admission begins in March. 

*A student who has been denied admission to Bridgewaater 
State College may not register for courses at the college. 

Note: The college reserves the right to dose admission at 
any time. 

REINSTATEMENT AND READMISSION 

Undergraduate students who have not registered for courses 
for one or more semesters, or who have been academically 
separated from the college and who wish to re-enroll must file 
an application for reinstatement/readmission with the Office of 
Admission. An official transcript from all colleges attended (if 
any) since last enrolling at BSC as well as a personal statement 
explaining the circumstances of separation/non-enrollment must 
be submitted with the application while meeting the above pub- 
lished priority deadlines for transfer students. 

Upon readmission/reinstatement, transfer credit, if applicable, 
will be awarded according to established policies. The grade 



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point average achieved at BSC upon separation will be resumed 
as grades achieved at other institutions are not included when 
calculating a student's BSC grade point average. 

Students who have been academically separated from the col- 
lege must meet the requirements of separation outlined by their 
appropriate dean before being considered for readmission. 



INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION 

International students who wish to apply for admission to 
the college should address a letter of inquiry to the Office of 
Admission indicating their educational background and intended 
area of study. Eligible candidates will be mailed a special interna- 
tional student admission application packet and asked to submit 
official transcripts and credentials. Students for whom English is 
a second language will be required to submit an official copy of 
results from the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL), 
unless they have at least two years' experience in an American 
college or university. 

Documentation of financial support resources is required. 

All students applying as freshmen are required, in addition 
to TOEFL, to submit official results of the SAT Reasoning or ACT 
Assessment exam. 

During the initial orientation/registration period, international 
students' TOEFL examination records and academic transcripts 
will be evaluated for placement in appropriate English as a 
Second Language courses offered through the Department of 
Foreign Languages and in writing courses offered through the 
Department of English. In addition to the above-mentioned 
mandatory records, other institutional placement exams may be 
required. Candidates should begin the application procedure no 
less than nine months in advance of the expeaed date 
of admission. 



PLACEMENT POLICY FOR ESL 
POPULATIONS 

Students for whom English is a second language are evaluated 
and tested on their English proficiency upon admission to the 
college. Based on transcripts, Accuplacer, TOEFL and SAT scores, 
as well as precollege writing samples and other valid methods 
of language proficiency assessment, students are placed in an 
appropriate level of English as a Second Language (ESL) and 
writing. Depending on placement, students will complete to 6 
credits in ESL. Students can take three additional credits in ESL. 

Students are exempt from taking ESL courses based on the 
following criteria: 

• reading score of 68 or above on the Accuplacer 

• SAT verbal score of 450 or above 

• GPA of 3.00 or above from a high school in the United States 
or another English-speaking country 

• TOEFL score of or above 550 (paper-based) or 1 73 
(computer-based) 



J 

PROGRAM FOR REGISTERED NURSES 

Provisions have been made for graduates of three-year diploma 
schools of nursing to complete programs leading to degrees in 
any of the academic majors being offered at the college. 

While encouraging registered nurses to pursue degree work 
for personal enrichment, the college supports the guidelines of 
the National League of Nursing for the professional education 
of nurses. These guidelines caution nurses whose career goals 
include the opportunity to assume supervisory and/or teaching 
responsibilities in the field of nursing, that degree programs to 
be pursued should be taken only at those institutions which offer 
degrees in nursing education. 

Through this special admission program, students accepted 
to the college are granted 60 credit hours for their school or 
nursing work. Where applicable, these credits may be used to 
meet core curriculum, major or elective requirements. As with 
all others transferring into the college, registered nurses are 
expeaed to meet the same degree requirements as outlined in 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL STUDENT 
PROGRAM 

Bridgewater State College participates in the New England 
Regional Student Program. The program is administered by 
the New England Board of Higher Education and is designed 
to permit qualified New England residents to study at the in- 
state tuition rate plus surcharge tuition in certain programs at 
Bridgewater State College. 

Information about the program can be obtained from the 
Bridgewater State College Office of Admission. 



ADVANCED STANDING 

Advanced standing with college credit is granted to entering stu- 
dents who have demonstrated college-level proficiency through 
established procedures. 

Advanced Placement Program 

Bridgewater State College participates in the Advanced 
Placement Program of the College Board, providing academic 
credit for students qualified for advanced placement stand- 
ing. Those interested should take the College Board Advanced 
Placement tests and have the results submitted to the Office of 
Admissions for evaluation. Students scoring three, four or five 
receive placement and credit from the college. 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

Bridgewater State College awards academic credits that students 
may earn though the College Level Exam Program (CLEP) of the 
College Board. 

Credit earned with CLEP examinations may be applied 
toward fulfilling core curriculum requirements, major and elec- 
tive requirements. The chart in this section provides information 
about the specific CLEP examinations and equivalent j 
BSC courses. 1 



Undergraduate Admission 





Exam 
Score 


BSC Course BSC Credit 


BUSINESS 








Rnancial Accounting (introduced 6/30/07) 


50 


ACF1 100 


3 


Introductory Business Law 


50 


ACFI 305 


3 


Information Systems and Computer Applications 


50 


C0MP1XX 


3 


Principles of Management 


50 


MGMT130 


3 


Principles of Marketing 


50 


MGMT 200 


3 


COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE 


American Literature 


50 


ENGL 231 and 232 


6 


Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 


50 


ENGL2XX 


6 


English Composition with Essay 


50 


ENGL 101 and 102 


6 


English Literature 


50 


ENGL 221 and 222 


6 


Humanities 


50 


ENGL 221 andARTH 101 


6 


FOREIGN LANGUAGES 


French Language, Level 1 


50 


LAFR101 and 102 


6 


French Language, Level 2 


59 


LAFR 101/102/251/252 


12 


German Language, Level 1 


50 


LAGE101 and 102 


6 


German Language, Level 2 


63 


LAGE101/102/151/2XX 


12 


Spanish Language, Level 1 


50 


LASP101 and 102 


6 


Spanish Language, Level 2 


63 


LASP 101/102/151/200 


12 


HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 


American Government 


50 


POL1 172 


3 


Introduction to Educational Psychology 


50 


TRAN 1XX 


3 


History of the United States 1: Early 
Colonization to 1 877 


50 


HIST 221 


3 


History of the United States II: 1 865 to Present 


50 


HIST 222 


3 


Human Growth and Development 


50 


PSYC 224 


3 


Principles of Microeconomics 


50 


ECON 101 


3 


Principles of Macroeconomics 


50 


ECON 102 


3 


Introductory Psychology 


50 


PSYC 100 


3 


Social Sciences and History 


50 


TRAN 1XX 


6 


Introductory Sociology 


50 


SOCI102 


3 


Western Civilization 1: Ancient Near East to 1648 


50 


HIST 111 


3 


Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 


50 


HIST 112 


3 


SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 


Biology 


50 


BIOL 100/102 


8 


Calculus 


50 


MATH 141 


3 


Chemistry 


50 


CHEM 131/132 


4&3 


College Algebra 


50 


MATH 105 


3 


College Mathematics 


50 


MATH 100 and 105 


6 


Natural Sciences 


50 


BIOL 102 and TRAN 1 XX 


8 


Precalculus 


50 


MATH 100 


3 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 




Undergraduate Admission 



Credit by CLEP is regarded as transfer credit and is not reflea- 
ed in the BSC grade point average. CLEP transcripts are regarded 
as four-year-school transfer credit and are counted towards the 
maximunn allowance of transfer credit. CLEP credit does not sat- 
isfy residency requirements for financial aid, student housing or 
student medical insurance purposes. 

CLEP credit may not be awarded if equivalent course work 
is completed either prior to or later than the equivalent CLEP 
examination or if the CLEP equivalent already appears on a stu- 
dent transcript. CLEP credit may not be retroaaively substituted 
for requirements waived or satisfied though prior, 
academic arrangement. 

Bridgewater State College follows the American Council 
of Education (ACE) recommendation that a student achieve a 
minimum score of 50 to earn credit for most CLEP examinations. 
Please note that some exams require higher scores to earn 
full credit. 

Students may arrange to take CLEP examinations at any of 
the national test centers, including Bridgewater State College. 
Those interested in taking CLEP examinations at BSC should con- 
taa the Office of Testing Services in the Academic Achievement 
Center at 508.531.1780. 

BSC Office of Testing Services: www.bridgew.edu/ 
TestingServices 

College Board Online: www.collegeboard.com/clep 

SECOND DEGREE OPTION 

A student who has earned a bachelor's degree at Bridgewater 
State College or at another accredited institution may be admit- 
ted to the college to pursue an additional bachelor's degree in 
a field of study substantially different from the initial degree 
program. That student should make application through the 
Undergraduate Office of Admission, providing official transcripts 
from all previous colleges other than Bridgewater State College. 
Please note that second bachelor degree candidates are subject 
to transfer admission deadlines of April 1 for fall entrance and 
Nov. 1 for spring entrance. 

Admission is dependent on approval of the department in 
which the student wishes to pursue a major. Certain departments 
may recommend that the student pursue a graduate program 
with some prerequisite courses rather than a second bachelor's 
degree. Some majors have specific admission requirements 
and/or limited space, which may result in a student not being 
accepted into the desired major. 

For second undergraduate degree graduation requirements, 
see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of 
this catalog. 



NON-DEGREE STATUS 

A student who does not wish to seek a degree but who wishes to 
broaden his or her interests or to review or improve certain skills 
may register for courses as an undergraduate non-degree stu- 
dent at Bridgewater State College. A non-degree student should 
be aware, however, that he or she is not eligible for financial aid 
or various other services provided for degree-seeking students. 

A non-degree student must have a high school diploma or 
GED and must meet any prerequisites for the courses for which 
he or she wishes to register. A non-degree student must also 
maintain the same academic standards required of degree-seek- 
ing students (see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section 
of this catalog for more information regarding undergraduate 
academic standards). 

An undergraduate non-degree student may register for 
courses after the registration sessions for new degree-seeking 
students have been held in August and January. 

Once an undergraduate non-degree student has earned 1 5 or 
more credit hours, he or she must meet with a representative of 
the Office of Admission to determine the purpose of continuing 
as a non-degree student. If a non-degree student is seeking to 
obtain a degree from Bridgewater State College, he or she will 
be required to apply as a degree-seeking student and meet the 
admission requirements as outlined in the catalog. If admitted, 
the student must satisfy the requirements for a bachelor's degree 
under the catalog in effea at the time of matriculation and com- 
plete a minimum of 30 credit hours as a matriculated student. 

Note: A student who has been denied undergraduate admis- 
sion to Bridgewater State College may not register for courses at 
the college. 



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Tuition and Fees 



APPLICATION FEES 

A nonrefundable undergraduate application and processing fee 
of $25 is required of all students applying for admission. Upon 
acceptance, an advance tuition deposit of $200 must be 
submitted by May 1 for commuter students accepted for the fall 
semester. Students accepted with on-campus housing must also 
submit a $300 residence hall deposit. The tuition deposit 
is nonrefundable. 

All new students will be assessed an orientation fee upon 
entering the college. For students entering in the fall semester, 
this orientation fee will be $ 1 60 for freshmen and $80 for 
transfers and readmitted students. For the spring semester, the 
orientation fee is $80 for all students. 

TUITION AND FEES 2009-2010 
ACADEMIC YEAR 

Daytime Course Charges 

Full-time undergraduate students who are Massachusetts resi- 
dents pay approximately $910 per year in tuition and $5,563 in 
required fees. Students residing on campus are charged between 
$5,640 and $6,962 per year, depending on the facility occupied. 
Board for resident students is approximately $3,400 average per 
year. Please note that all figures are subject to change. 

For a breakdown of these costs, please see the Tuition and 
Fees table in the following pages. It should be noted this sched- 
ule is subject to change. Published tuition and fees are for the 
2009-20 10 academic year. 

Evening Course Charges 

Students enrolled in evening undergraduate courses will be 
charged all tuition and fees associated with the cost to provide 
the evening programs. As a result, full-time undergraduate day 
students who enroll in an evening (or weekend) course may incur 
additional charges. Evening tuition is charged at $38 per credit 
hour with no credit hour maximum. Evening fees will be charged 
at $23 1 .80 per credit hour with no credit hour maximum. Full- 
time undergraduate students who are Massachusetts residents 
taking 1 2 credit hours for evening courses pay approximately 
$910 per year in tuition and $5,563 in required fees. Students 
residing on campus are charged between $5,640 and $6,962 
per year, depending on the facility occupied. Board for resident 
students is approximately $3,400 per year. Please note that all 
figures are subject to change. 

For a breakdown of these costs, please see "Semester Tuition 
and Fees" in the following pages. This schedule is subject 
to change. 

Billing and Fee Payment 

Students are billed through the Student Accounts Office 
annually in July and November, prior to the start of each semes- 
ter. Students will receive an e-bill for the semester charges. 
The e-bill notification will be sent to the BSC assigned e-mail 
account. For the latest information on billing and payment proce- 
dures, go to www.bridgew.edu/studentaccounts/. Payment may 
be made by the following methods: 



1) Check or money order payable to Bridgewater State 
College mailed to Student Accounts Office, Bridgewater 
State College, Box 1, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, 
MA 02325. 

2) MasterCard or Visa by providing your credit card 
number and expiration date and calling our cashiers at 
508.531.1225. 

3) Online through the BSC Student Account Suite at www. 
bridgew.edu/studentaccounts and click on the e-Bill icon. 

4) Financial aid may be used to pay your tuition, fees, room, 
board, books, as well as flex points or dining points on 
your Connect Card. 

• Students who have received an award letter from the 
Financial Aid Office may claim the award specifically 
designated for the semester. The amount to be claimed 
must be indicated on the bill. 

• Students wishing to claim credit for financial assistance from 
sources other than the Bridgewater State College Financial 
Aid Office (outside scholarships, waivers, loans, etc.) must 
do so by sending the official documentation verifying the 
assistance to the Student Accounts Office by the due date. 

• Flex points may be used for laundry, vending, bookstore 
items and food services at any location on campus that 
accepts the Connect Card. For more information on the 
Connect Card please see www.bridgew.edu/PSCC/ 
ConnectCard.htm or call 508.531.2897. 

For your convenience there is a 24-hour drop box located 
in Boyden Hall on the first floor outside the Office of Student 
Accounts for your payments and signed bills. In addition, the 
Student Accounts Office is open evening hours the first two 
weeks of each semester Monday through Thursday, 8 am -7 pm. 

Students who take credits in excess of 1 1 8 percent of required 
credit hours for degree completion will be assessed a surcharge 
of $235 per credit hour for these credits. For example, students 
enrolled in baccalaureate programs may take up to 142 credits 
(118 percent of 1 20 minimum required credits) at no additional 
charge. Any credits taken in excess of 1 42 will be subject to the 
$235 per credit hour surcharge. In determining accumulated 
credit hours, students should exclude from their total any credits 
transferred in from other institutions. 

Senior Citizens 

Tuition and 1/2 fees ifi the day and/or 1/2 tuition and 1/2 fees for 
courses 4 pm or after are waived to any person 60 years of age or 
older. The person must pay 1 12 fees and bring proof of age to the 
Registrar's Office to be eligible. 

SGA (Student Government Association) Fee 

This fee is charged to all degree-seeking undergraduate students 
attending classes. 

Fewer than 1 2 semester hours $25.00 

1 2 semester hours or more $50.00 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



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Other Fees 

Health Insurance Fee (waivable) $1,017.00 

Parking Decal Fee (waivable) 8 credits or less $50.00 

9 credits or more $125.00 

Software Fee $15.00 

Hospitalization/Major Medical coverage for all students carry- 
ing nine credits or more is required by Massachusetts state law. 
A Student Health Insurance brochure can be obtained from the 
Student Accounts Office 508.53 1 . 1 225 or the Office of Health 
Services 508.53 1 . 1 252. If a student is covered under a similar 
plan and wishes to waive the coverage, he/she must complete 
the online waiver at www.bridgew.edu/healthservices. Failure to 
do so will leave an outstanding balance due on the student's bill. 

Full Year $1,017.00 

Spring $601.00 

Distance Learning Fee 
(interactive video conferencing courses, 
telecourses, teleweb courses and 

video courses) $50.00 

Official Transcript Charge (per copy with 

2-5 working days to process) $5.00 

On-the-Spot Official Transcript Charge $ 1 0.00 

SEMESTER RESIDENCE HALL AND 
DINING CHARGES 

Room 

Pope and Scott Halls* $2,833.00 

Woodward Hair $2,883.00 

Shea/Durgin Halls* $2,883.00 

East Hall (Single) $3,282.00 

(Double) $2,938.00 

Crimson Hall (Single) $3,481.00 

(Double) $3,211.00 

Student Apartments* $2,820.00 

DiNardo/Miles* $3,233.00 

Mandatory Residential Aaivity Fee $ 1 0.00 

ResNet Program Fee $160.00 

*Single rooms are $ 1 50.00 more per semester 

TUITION MANAGEMENT PLAN 

In order to assist students in financing their education, the 
college has contracted exclusively with Tuition Management 
Systems. This company's plan offers a low-cost, flexible system 
for financing educational expenses out of current income 
through regularly scheduled payments over a 10-month 
period. For information call Tuition Management Systems, 
1 .800.722.4867, or refer to the Tuition Management Systems 
Web site www.afford.com. 



DINING CHARGES 



Meal 
Plan 


Per Semester Rates 


Base Meal 


Din. $$$• 


Guest 


Cost 


Platinum 


150 


$700.00 


5 


$1864.00 


Gold** 


210 


$210.00 


5 


$1633.00 


Silver 


75 


$500.00 


5 


$1589.00 


Bronze*** 


15 


$200.00 


N/A 


$329.00 



Dining Dollars expire the end of each semester. 

Gold Meal Plan: highly recommended for freshmen. 
* Bronze Meal Plan: ONLY for Great Hill Student Apartments 

and commuters. 



REFUND POLICY 

Notification Requirements 

All undergraduate matriculated (degree seeking) students who 
withdraw from school must communicate that withdrawal in writ- 
ing through the Academic Achievement Center. 

All graduate matriculated (degree seeking) students who 
withdraw from school (program) must communicate that with- 
drawal in writing through the (School of Graduate Studies). 

All withdrawals from courses must be communicated by the 
student in writing through the Registrar's Office. 

Nonattendance at class does not constitute official with- 
drawal and will result in a failing grade. Students are responsible 
for all course charges except when an official withdrawal from 
college form is on file. 

1) Standard and "Non-Standard Date" 
Semester Courses 

Policy 1.1. Full-Semester Courses. Refunds for full-semester 
courses will be awarded as follows: 100 percent refund dur- 
ing the drop/add period; 85 percent refund in the second 
week, during the four weekdays after the drop/add period has 
ended; and a 70 percent refund during the third week of the 
semester. No refund will be available thereafter. 

Policy 1.2. Seven-Week Quarter Courses. Refunds for 
seven-week quarter courses will be awarded as follows: 
100 percent refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent 
refund during weekdays 4 and 5 of the quarter. No refund 
will be available thereafter. 

Policy 1.3. Odd-Day, Non-Standard Courses. The refund for 
odd-day, non-standard courses will be a 100 percent 
refund during the drop/add period. No refund will be 
available thereafter. 



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STATE COLLEGE 



2) Noncredit Courses Offered Through 
Continuing Education 

Policy 2.1. Nontechnology Courses. The refund for nontech- 
nology courses will be 1 00 percent prior to the start of the 
course. No refund will be available thereafter. 

Policy 2. 2.A. Technology Courses (deposits). The refund policy 
for deposits for technology courses will be 1 00 percent five or 
more days (including weekend days) prior to the start of class; 
no refund for four or fewer days (including weekend days) 
prior to the start of class. 

Policy 2.2.B. Technology Courses (course fee). The refund poli- 
cy for course fees for technology courses will be 90 percent up 
to the end of the first class; no refund thereafter. 

3) Summer Courses 

Policy 3.1. Five-week Summer Courses. Refunds for five-week 
summer courses will be awarded as follows: 1 00 percent 
refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent refund during 
weekdays four and five of the summer session; and no 
refund thereafter. 

Policy 3.2. 1 0-Week Summer Courses. Refunds for 1 0-week 
summer courses will be awarded as follows: 1 00 percent 
refund during the drop/add period; 70 percent refund during 
the three weekdays after the drop/add period has ended; and 
no refund thereafter. 

Policy 3.3. Odd-Day, Non-Standard Courses. The refund for 
these courses will be 100 percent during the drop/add period; 
no refund thereafter. 

4) Housing, Meal Plan, and Dining and Flex Dollars 
Policy 4.1. Housing. Refunds for housing will be awarded as 
follows: 100 percent refund during the drop/add period; 85 
percent refund in the second week, during the four weekdays 
after the drop/add period has ended; and a 70 percent refund 
during the third week of the semester. No refund thereafter. 

Policy 4.2. Meal Plan - Dining. Refunds for Meal Plan - 
Dining options will be awarded as follows: 100 percent refund 
during the drop/add period; 85 percent refund in the second 
week, during the four weekdays after the drop/add period has 
ended; and a 70 percent refund during the third week of the 
semester. No refund thereafter. 

Policy 4.3.A. Flex Dollars (Students). Flex dollars carry from 
year to year and balances greater than $20* are refundable at 
the time of graduation/withdrawal from the college. 

• If the student's college account is paid in full, we will issue 
a refund to the cardholder within 60 days of graduation 
or withdrawal. 

• If the student has an outstanding balance with the college, 
we will apply the flex dollars balance to that account. 
Policy 4.3. B. Flex Dollars (Employees). Flex dollars carry from 
year to year and balances greater than $20* are refundable 
at the end of employment with the college. A refund will be 
issued within 60 days of the end of employment. 

*There will be a $20 processing fee deducted from the balance 
prior to refund. 



RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID POLICY 

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw from the college 
during the semester may not be eligible for their entire financial 
aid award. A revised financial aid award notice will be mailed to 
students once awards have been adjusted. Bridgewater State 
College must return federal and state grants, loans and scholar- 
ships to the federal or state government based on the student's 
length of enrollment. The student may retain only a prorated 
portion of the federal and state aid awarded based on the length 
of the term and the student's withdrawal date. The remainder 
of the student's financial aid must be returned by BSC to the 
Department of Education or Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
If the student received a cash disbursement of aid, he or she may 
owe a repayment to BSC or to the federal government. 

The Return of Title IV Funds requirement remains in effect 
until the 60 percent point of the semester. See Web site for actual 
dates in the current semester. After those dates the student may 
retain all financial aid. 

Bridgewater State College uses the Federal Return of Title IV 
Funds formula and dates to calculate the amount of institutional 
scholarship/grant funds a withdrawn student may retain. 

It is very possible that a student who receives financial aid and 
withdraws during the Return of Title IV funds period will owe a 
balance to the BSC Student Accounts Office and may be required to 
repay funds to the U.S. Department of Education. 

All undergraduate, matriculated (degree seeking) students 
who withdraw from school must notify, in writing, both the 
Academic Achievement Center and the Financial Aid Office. 

All graduate, matriculated (degree seeking) students who 
withdraw from school (program) must notify, in writing, both the 
School of Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid Office. 

Note: Federal, State or Institutional regulations, 
and/or action by the Department of Higher Education 
may necessitate revision to the above Return of 
Financial Aid Policy. 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/catalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



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The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Bridgewater State 
College is to assist students and parents in financing their edu- 
cation. Our main goal is to ensure access for all who desire to 
pursue higher education. 

Financial aid award packages may consist of a combination of 
resources such as grant, scholarship, tuition waiver, work-study 
and loan. An award package is always dependent on the avail- 
ability of funds from the state and federal government. Awarding 
of funds is based on "need," which is the difference between 
the cost of attendance (COA) and the Expeaed Family 
Contribution (EFC). 

The cost of attendance includes direct expenses such as 
tuition and fees, and also incorporates estimated costs for 
books and supplies, room and board, transportation and per- 
sonal expenses. The expected family contribution is determined 
by using the federal need analysis formula when the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed and 
processed. The difference between the two is the "need," which 
is met by financial aid funds. 

COST OFAHENDANCE 
-FAMILY CONTRIBUTION 
= FINANCIAL NEED 

All students who desire consideration for financial aid funds 
must complete the FAFSA each year. FAFSA on the Web (www. 
fafsa.ed.gov) is the easiest and fastest way to apply. The entire 
process can be completed eledronically when both the student 
and the parent apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN), 
which allows the family to sign the application elearonically. 
Apply at www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN permits a family to sign and 
access the FAFSA year after year; there is no need to reapply for 
a PIN each year. 

To obtain priority consideration for financial aid funds, the 
federal government must receive the student's completed FAFSA 
by March 1 5' of the award year. This is a receipt date, not a post- 
mark date. Electronic applications are considered received when 
applicants click the "submit" button at the end of the application 
process from their computer. Applicants should print a copy of 
their confirmation page when applying online. 

Applications are accepted after the March 1« priority date, but 
awards will be made on a funds-available basis. Applications for 
the spring semester are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Students must reapply for financial aid funds each year they 
attend the college. Although the amount and type of aid offered 
may be changed due to funding availability and program guide- 
lines, an applicant will continue to be eligible as long as financial 
need is demonstrated and the student maintains satisfactory aca- 
demic progress. Please see the section of Satisfaaory Academic 
Progress and Student Financial Aid. 

The college has stria guidelines regarding refunds of tuition 
and the distribution of financial aid funds for students who with- 
draw from the institution. Please refer to the refund section of 
this catalog. 

Financial aid is available for study abroad. 



For a complete list and description of financial aid programs, 
see www.bridgew.edu/financialaid/FinAidPrograms.cfm or con- 
taa the Financial Aid Office at 508.53 1 . 1 341 for details. 



SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND 
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID 

Satisfaaory Academic Progress (SAP) is a federal policy that mea- 
sures two components: quantitative and qualitative progress. 

The quantitative portion requires students attending an insti- 
tution that awards federal financial aid be making progress 
toward the completion of their degree within a reasonable 
period of time. All attempted credits count toward the calcula- 
tion, and withdrawals, failures and incomplete grades will all 
negatively impaa a student's progress. The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and Bridgewater State College's institutional 
financial aid programs adhere to the same standards. Since stan- 
dards are applied to all students, one does not necessarily have 
to be a financial aid applicant to fall under the auspices of 
this regulation. 

The maximum time frame for completing an undergraduate 
degree is 1 50 percent of the published length of the program. 
For programs that are 1 20 credits, students would be allowed to 
attempt no more than 180 credits before completing the require- 
ments for their degree. Generally, for full-time students, this is 
equal to six years. Students who have not completed their degree 
within this parameter would be deemed ineligible for 
financial aid. 

Since students have 1 50 percent of the published length 
of a program to complete their degree, they must complete at 
least 75 percent of all credits attempted to maintain compliance 
with the satisfaaory progress standards. Courses that do not 
carry credit, but are successfully completed, are not considered 
punitive under the calculation. Progress is measured over time, 
and the entire academic record is reviewed at the end of each 
academic year. Repeating classes for which a passing grade has 
already been earned will negatively impaa a student's progress 
since no additional credits are earned, but additional credits are 
attempted. Students who do not meet the college's standards 
are notified of the loss of financial aid eligibility prior to the start 
of the next semester or when the FAFSA is received, whichever 
comes first. When students are notified of their ineligibility, 
they are also given the opportunity to appeal, in writing, based 
on mitigating circumstances. Summer classes are included as 
attempted and/or completed credits in the following academic 
year (unless a special condition is imposed by the Satisfaaory 
Progress Committee). 

To remain in compliance with the satisfaaory academic 
progress policy, a completion rate of 75 percent is required. 
Simply stated, students must complete at least 75 percent of all 
attempted credits over time. To determine the number of credits 
required to maintain satisfaaory progress, multiply the total 
number of attempted credits by 75 percent. 




The following chart provides an example: 



Total of Required to 

Student Attempted Complete 

Example Credits (75 percent) 

#1 30 23 

#2 20 15 

#3 65 49 

#4 9 7 



All appeals are reviewed by the Satisfactory Progress 
Committee, whose representatives are from the Registrar's 
Office, Academic Achievement Center and the Financial Aid 
-Office. Decisions by the committee are final. Students whose 
appeals are approved will have their financial aid eligibility rein- 
stated on a probationary basis. These students must be especially 
diligent in completing all attempted credits until compliance with 
the policy is reestablished. In some cases, a student's eligibility 
may be regained for only one semester, with the stipulation that 
the student successfully complete all attempted credits to regain 
eligibility for the next semester. 

Transfer credits are not evaluated toward the BSC comple- 
tion rate that is performed at the end of each academic year 
However, transfer credits will affect the maximum time frame in 
which students must earn their degree. For example, a student 
who transfers 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree would 
presumably have to earn 60 more credits to complete their BSC 
degree. Using the federal 1 50 percent rule, the students would 
be allowed to attempt only 90 more credits before losing finan- 
cial aid eligibility. 

The qualitative component of the policy deals with progress as 
it relates to the student's Grade Point Average (GPA). Satisfactory 
academic progress standards adhere to the college's policy for 
academic standards. {See chart below.) Students who are aca- 
demically separated from the college are not eligible for financial 
aid funds unless they successfully appeal to the appropriate 
academic dean and are subsequently reinstated. If such a student 
has met the quantitative component of the Satisfartory Academic 
Progress policy, no further appeal is required, and financial aid 
can be reinstated. However, if the quantitative standard has not 
been met, the student must present an additional appeal to the 
satisfactory progress committee. 

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1.50 


32-46 


2.0-2.19 


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47-61 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.75 


62-89 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.85 



Eligibility can be regained in two ways: students who are 
deemed ineligible may find an alternative funding source, con- 
tinue to take classes and regain eligibility on their own over time, 
or students may instead decide to appeal to the Satisfactory 
Progress Committee. Students who submit their appeal by the 
deadline that is communicated in their letter will retain their 



on-time status if their FAFSA was received by the published pre- 
ferred deadline of March 1 and all other required documents, if 
any, are submitted to the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner. 
Appeals received after the deadline, if approved, will be awarded 
on a funds-available basis regardless of the FAFSA receipt date. 
Appeals will be reviewed throughout the academic year. 

This policy may be subject to changes or updates. The policy 
on the financial aid Web page supersedes the policy in 
this catalog. 



STUDENT EMPLOYMENT 

In addition to the Federal Work Study Program, Bridgewater State 
College provides opportunities for employment both on and 
off campus through the Student Employment Center located in 
Boyden Hall. Services of the center are open to all Bridgewater 
State College students regardless of financial aid status. 



ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Bridgewater Alumni Association provides scholarships to 
Bridgewater undergraduate students. These individual scholar- 
ships are provided by separate trust funds, each specifying the 
particular criteria to be utilized in selecting a recipient for that 
award. Application forms are available during February each year 
and may be accessed on the BSC Web site at www.bridgew.edu. 



GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered by the 
School of Graduate Studies, subject to the availability of funds, in 
areas associated with certain programs of the college. For details 
regarding graduate assistantships, see the "School of Graduate 
Studies" section of the catalog. 



OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS 

in order to give recognition and prestige to student achievement 
on campus, many academic departments, clubs and campus 
organizations sponsor scholarships and monetary awards to 
deserving Bridgewater State College students. A complete listing 
may be found in the Bridgewater State College Handbook and 
further information .egarding application procedures may be 
obtained in the Office of Student Affairs, or on the BSC Web site 
at www.bridgew.edu. 



VETERANS' AFFAIRS 

The Office of Veterans' Affairs provides general information on 
Veterans Educational Assistance programs, educational guidance 
and other related assistance. The office is also responsible for 
maintaining veterans' benefit records and for submitting 
necessary documentation for initial enrollment and continuing 
eligibility benefits. 

Students who may be eligible for educational benefits include 
students who are enrolled in day or evening classes, either full- 
or part-time in undergraduate, graduate and some certificate 
programs and are veterans of World War II, Korean, Vietnam and 
post-Vietnam eras; men and women in the Reserves or National 



Note: See Catalog Web Addenda at www.bridgew.edu/cdtalog/addenda/ as that information supersedes the published version of this catalog. 



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Financial Aid 




Guard; husbands, wives, widows, widowers and children of vet- 
erans whose death or permanent and total disabilities were ser- 
vice-connected; service-conneaed disabled veterans, dependents 
of servicemen missing in aaion or prisoners of war for more than 
90 days. 

For information concerning the Veterans' Educational 
Assistance programs, the National Guard and selective reserve 
programs or the state tuition waiver program, please contaa 
the Veterans' Affairs Office, Financial Aid Office, Tillinghast Hall, 
or call or visit between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm, Monday 
through Friday. Telephone 508.531.1341 



AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING 
CORPS (ROTO 

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educa- 
tional and leadership program designed to provide young men 
and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while 
completing a bachelor's or master's degree. The Air Force ROTC 
program prepares students to assume challenging positions of 
responsibility and importance in the Air Force. 

Through a cross-enrolled program with Boston University, 
interested Bridgewater State College students may partici- 
pate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. 
Requirements include yearly Aerospace Studies classes, 
Leadership Laboratory classes, and physical fitness training. 
Mandatory weekly time commitments range from 5 to 7 hours. 
Once students complete their degree, the Air Force offers a wide 
variety of career fields from which to choose including flying, 
opportunities as a pilot, navigator or weapons controller. The Air 
Force has opportunities for students of any major. 

In addition to the tremendous leadership and management 
training that cadets receive, they can also benefit from several 
scholarship programs. 

If you are interested in joining the Air Force ROTC program 
or want additional information, contact the Department of 
Aerospace Studies, Boston University, 1 18 Bay State Road 
Boston, MA 0221 5 at 61 7.353.6316 or 4705. 

Classes are held at Boston University. You can also visit the 
detachment Web site at v\/ww.bu.edu/af-rotc. 

In addition to the tremendous leadership and management 
training that cadets receive, they can also benefit from several 
scholarship programs. 



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BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF 
SCIENCE 

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs pre- 
pare students for fields of endeavor related to the following areas 
of study and for graduate school. Some of the degree programs 
prepare students for secondary, middle school or PreK-1 2 specialist 
teaching if secondary education is selected as a minor. 

Accounting and Finance 

Anthropology 

Art 

Athletic Training 

Aviation Science 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Chemistry-Geology 

Communication Studies 

Computer Science 

Criminal Justice 

Earth Sciences 

Economics 

English 

Geography 

Health Education 

History 

Management 

Mathematics 

Music 

Philosophy 

Physical Education 

Physics 

Political Science 
Psychology 
Social Work 
Sociology 
Spanish 

The decision as to whether to award the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts or the degree of Bachelor of Science shall be consistent with 
the standards in the student's major field as determined by the 
major department. 

In cases where students with double or dual majors are 
eligible for a BA, BS and/or BSE degree, the student will select 
which major department will make the decision regarding the 
degree to be awarded. 

Students are advised to consult with their department chair- 
person or major adviser early in their academic career, but no 
later than the end of the sophomore year, in order to be 
certain that course selection will allow graduation with the 
desired degree. 



Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in 
the evening. Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm 
or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson 
for information about the availability of evening sections of 
courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 

All candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are advised 
to check with their individual education departments or 
the School of Education and Allied Studies regarding proposed 
regulations changes that may have an impaa on their 
licensure program. 

All undergraduate and graduate students seeking licen- 
sure must consult the section of this catalog titled "School of 
Education and Allied Studies" for important licensure information 
including institutional deadlines. 

The Bachelor of Science in Education is offered in the follow- 
ing areas: 

Early Childhood Education 
Elementary Education, 
Special Education 

In cases where students with double or dual majors are 
eligible for a BA, BS and/or BSE degree, the student will select 
which major department will make the decision regarding the 
degree to be awarded. 

Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in 
the evening. Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm 
or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson 
for information about the availability of evening sections of 
courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. 



MAJOR 

Students must meet all requirements of the major as specified 
under the departmental listings. A minimum of 30 credits and 
a maximum of 36 credits within the major may be required by 
a department. The 30 to 36 credits reflect all courses taken in 
the major department, including those that are listed under the 
distribution of Core Curriculum Requirements. At least one half of 
the required courses in the major field (excluding cognate require- 
ments) must be successfully completed at this college. A minimum 
2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation. The major GPA 
includes all courses completed in the major field (excluding cog- 
nate requirements). The minor GPA includes all courses required for 
completion of the minor, regardless of the department in which the 
courses are offered. Students should select a major by the end of 
the sophomore year. 



DOUBLE MAJOR 

In order to graduate with a double major, students must meet all 
requirements of both majors. Completion of the double major 
will be reflected on the finalized transcript. 

Students who wish to be elementary, early childhood or 
special education teachers are required to select a major in 
elementary, early childhood or special education and a major in 
the liberal arts or sciences. 



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CONCENTRATION 

A concentration is a unified set of courses usually composed of 
core requirements and of those additional course requirements 
particular to the chosen area of concentration. The total number 
of core and particular requirements must be at least 24 but not 
more than 36 credit hours. Cognate courses (required courses 
outside the major department) are not counted as part of the 
36 hours. Only students seleaing the major field of study may 
complete a concentration within that major. The concentration is 
noted on the transcript. Concentrations are available in: 

Accounting and Finance 

Accounting 
Finance 

Anthropology 

Cultural Anthropology 
General Anthropology 
Public Archaeology 

Art 

Art Education 
Art History 
Crafts 
Fine Arts 
Graphic Design 
New Media 
Photography 

Aviation Science 

Aviation Management 
Flight Training 

Biology 

Biomedical/Molecular Biology 
Environmental Biology 
General Biology 

Chemistry 

Biochemistry 
Environmental Chemistry 
Professional Chemistry 

Communication Studies 

Corporate Communication 
Individualized 

Media Studies and Communication Technologies 
Speech Communication 
Dance Education 
Theater Arts 
Theater Education 

Early Childhood Education 

Early Education and Care, PreK-K 

Earth Sciences 

General 

Environmental Geosciences 
Geology 



English 

English Education (High School, Middle School) 
Writing 

Health Education 

Community Health 
School Health 

History 

Military History 

Management 

General Management 
Global Management 
Information Systems Management 
Marketing 

Operations Management 
Music 

Music Education 

Philosophy 

Applied Ethics 

Physical Education 

Coaching 

Exercise Science/Health Fitness 

Motor Development Therapy/Adapted Physical Education 

Recreation 

Recreation and Fitness Club Administration 
Teacher Licensure in Physical Education (PreK-8) 
Teacher Licensure in Physical Education (5-12) 

Physics 

General Physics 
Professional Physics 

Political Science 

American Politics 
International Affairs 
Legal Studies 
Public Administration 

Sociology 

City, Community and Region 

Education 

Global Studies 

Special Education 

Communication Disorders 

MINOR 

A minor is a unified set of courses chosen outside of the major 
field of study requiring not less than 1 8 nor more than 2 1 hours. 
The minor is recorded on the student's transcript. Minors may 
include courses from only one department or may be interdisci- 
plinary. Students may use courses that satisfy Core Curriculum 
Requirements or departmental requirements to fulfill interdisci- 
plinary minor requirements unless otherwise prohibited. At least 
one half of the courses required for the minor must be success- 
fully completed through Bridgewater State College. Students 
must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative average in declared 



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minors. The minor GPA includes all courses required for comple- 
tion of the minor regardless of the department in which the 
courses are offered. Specific requirements for a minor are found 
under the departmental descriptions. 

Minors are offered in: 

Accounting and Finance 
Actuarial Science 
African Studies 
American Studies 
Anthropology 
Art 

Art History 
Asian Studies 
Aviation Science 
Biochemistry 
Biology 
Biotechnology 
Canadian Studies 
Chemistry 

Civic Education and Community Leadership 
Coaching 

Communication Disorders 
Communication Studies 
Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 
Dance 

Earth Sciences 

Economics 

English 

Environmental Biology 

Ethnic Studies 

Exercise Physiology 

Geography 

Geophysics 

GLBT Studies 

Graphic Design 

Health Promotion 

Health Resources Management 

History 

Inclusive Practices in Special Education and Communication 
Disorders 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

Management 

Mathematics 

Middle East Studies 

Music 

Philosophy 

Physics 

Political Science 
Portuguese 

Professional Practices in Special Education and Communication 

Disorders 
Psychology 
Public History 
Public Relations 
Recreation 

Russian and East European Studies 



Secondary Education 

(High School, Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist)* 
Social Welfare 
Sociology 
Spanish 
Theater Arts 
Urban Affairs 

Women's and Gender Studies 

* Students who wish to become middle school, secondary teach- 
ers or PreK-1 2 specialists elect a minor in secondary education 
and a major from one of the major fields offered. This minor 
requires more than 2 1 hours in order to satisfy Massachusetts 
licensure standards. 

All candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are 
advised to check with their individual education departments or 
the School of Education and Allied Studies regarding proposed 
regulations changes which may have an impact on their 
licensure program. 

All undergraduate and graduate students seeking licen- 
sure must consult the section of this catalog titled "School of 
Education and Allied Studies" for important information includ- 
ing institutional deadlines. 



CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS 

Bridgewater State College's core curriculum was developed to 
serve as the educational foundation that all Bridgewater State 
College students will build on to complete their program of study. 
The core curriculum features a skills-centered, outcomes-based 
distribution model of general education that allows students a 
wide choice of courses and the flexibility to integrate the require- 
ments of their major with the broader, liberal education that is 
required of responsible citizens of the 2 1 century. Students who 
complete the BSC core curriculum will learn a significant body of 
factual knowledge as well as understand the intellectual founda- 
tions, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the major 
academic disciplines. 

The BSC core curriculum is composed of four main 
areas: 

Skill Requirements: All students are required to demonstrate 
proficiency in the skill areas of writing, logical.reasoning, math- 
ematical reasoning, and spoken communication. 

Core Distribution Requirements: All students will learn 
about the arts, humanities, the natural and social and behavior- 
al sciences, global culture, multiculturalism, application of quan- 
titative skills and the U.S. and Massachusetts Constitutions. 

Seminars: The First and Second Year Seminars are key fea- 
tures of the BSC core curriculum. These topic courses will allow 
students to explore an area of interest in a small, discussion- 
oriented course. The First Year Seminar is a writing intensive 
course designed to engage the student in college-level learning. 
The Second Year Seminar is either speaking or writing intensive 
and will engage students in the connections between classroom 
learning and the world. 



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bSc 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



Requirements in the major: To connea the core curriculum 
with each major, students will complete one writing intensive 
course in their major and will be able to demonstrate information 
literacy and technology proficiency in their major. 

Core Skills Requirements 

ENGL 101 Writing I (CWRl)* 
ENGL 102 Writing II (CWR2)* 

Foundations of Logical Reasoning (CLOR)* 

Select one course: 

MATH 180 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 
PHIL 111 Foundations of Logical Reasoning 

Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning (CMAR)** 

Se/ecf one course; 

MATH 100 Precalculus Mathematics 

MATH 105 Selected Topics in Mathematics 

MATH 107 Principles of Mathematics I 

MATH 108 Principles of Mathematics II 

MATH 110 Elementary Statistics I 

MATH 112 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 

MATH 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 

MATH 114 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III 

MATH 120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 

MATH 130 Discrete Mathematics I 

MATH 141 Elements of Calculus I 

MATH 142 Elements of Calculus II 

MATH 144 Applied Calculus for Business 

MATH 151 Calculus I 

MATH 152 Calculus II 

Spoken Communication (CSPK)** 

Select one course: 

COMM 130 Human Communication Skills 
COMM 250 Public Speaking 
THEA 210 Oral Interpretation 

Core Distribution Requirements*** 

These courses will not satisfy the Core Skills Requirements. A 
course may be applied to a Core Distribution Requirement and 
one or more of the Additional Distribution Requirements. All 
requirements must be met. 

Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) 

Selea two courses from below: 

ARTH 101 Introduction to Art 
ARTH 102 Introduction to Architecture 
ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art 
ARTH 104 Survey of Art from the 14^^ Century to the Present 
ARTH 203 American Art and Architecture 
ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 
ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems 
of Power 

* Must be taken in 1" year 
** Must be taken in 2"** year 
*** May be taken anytime 



ARTH 214 Art History Study Tour 
ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts 
ARTH 217 African-American Art 
ARTH 218 History of Photography 
ARTH 219 Mesoamerican Art and Architecture 
ARTH 220 United States Art Study Tour 
ARTH 308 Women in the Visual Arts 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 4-D Design 

ARTS 125 Drawing I 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 

ARTS 140Three-Dimensional Design 

ARTS 204 Video Art 

MUSC 120 Class Guitar I (Classical Guitar) 

MUSC 130 Voice Class I 

MUSC 140 Class Piano I 

MUSC 160 Music: A Listening Approach 

MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 

MUSC 163 Music of the Non-Western World 

MUSC 165 Introduction to Women Composers 

MUSC 166Surveyof American Jazz 

MUSC 168 American Popular Music 

MUSC 170 Music Fundamentals 

MUSC 240 Class Piano II 

PHED/THEA 146 Dance Appreciation 

PHED/THEA 255 Creative Dance I 

PHED/THEA 260 World Dance 

PHED/THEA 263 Dance History to 1915 

PHED/THEA 264 Dance History from 1915 

THEA 110 Theater Appreciation 

THEA 115 Play Production 

THEA 120 Introduction to Acting 

THEA/PHED 146 Dance Appreciation 

THEA 222 Asian Theater 

THEA 226 Children's Theater 

THEA 236 The American Musical Theater 

THEA/PHED 255 Creative Dance I 

THEA/PHED 260 World Dance 

THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 

THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 

Humanities (CHUM) 

Seled three courses from below: 

ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 

ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition 

ENGL 221 Major British Writers to 1800 

ENGL 222 Major British Writers since 1800 

ENGL 231 Major American Writers to 1865 

ENGL 232 Major American Writers since 1865 

ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel 

ENGL 241 Shakespeare 

ENGL 251 Literary Themes 

ENGL 252 Literary Types 

ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature 

ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors 

ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation 

ENGL 261 Film Study: Introduction to the Art 

ENGL 262 Film Study: Literature and Film 



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ENGL 324 Language in Context 

ENSL 101 English as a Second Language I 

ENSL 102 English as a Second Language II 

ENSL 151 Intermediate English as a Second Language 

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 151 Asian Civilization 

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865 

INTD/WMST 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 

Gender Studies 
LAAR 101 Elementary Arabic I 
LAAR 102 Elementary Arabic II 
LAAR 151 Intermediate Arabic 
LACH 101 Elementary Chinese I 
LACH 102 Elementary Chinese II 
LACV 101 Elementary Cape Verdean Creole 
LAFR 101 Elementary French I 
LAFR 102 Elementary French II 
LAFR 251 Intermediate French 
LAGE 101 Elementary German I 
LAGE 102 Elementary German II 
LAGE 151 Intermediate German I 
LAIT 101 Elementary Italian I 
LAIT 102 Elementary Italian II 
LAIT 151 Intermediate Italian I 
LAJA 101 Elementary Japanese I 
LAJA 102 Elementary Japanese II 
LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese 
LANG 300 Languages of the World 
LANG 350 International Women's Cinema 
LAPO 101 Elementary Portuguese I 
LAPO 102 Elementary Portuguese II 
LAPO 151 Intermediate Portuguese I 
LARU 101 Elementary Russian I 
LARU 102 Elementary Russian II 
LARU 151 Intermediate Russian I 
LASP 101 Elementary Spanish I 
LASP 102 Elementary Spanish II 
LASP 151 Intermediate Spanish I 
LASP 200 Intermidate Spanish II 
LASP 230 Contemporary Latin America Short Story in 

Translation 
PHIL 151 Introduction to Philosophy 
PHIL 203 Happiness and the Meaning of Life 
PHIL 205 Medical Ethics 
PHIL 207 Philosophy of Education 
PHIL 210 Liberation Ethics 
PHIL 211 Inductive Logic 
PHIL 212 Philosophies of India 
PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan 
PHIL 215 Environmental Ethics 
PHIL 216 Values and Technology 
PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 
PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art 



PHIL 228 Philosophy of Religion 

PHIL 229 Explaining the Paranormal 

PHIL 231 Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism 

PHIL 232 Philosophy of Feminist Thought 

PHIL 234 Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility 

PHIL 235 Human Rights and Human Liberties 

PHIL 242 Philosophy and Human Nature 

PHIL 247 Existentialism 

PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus 

PHIL 260 Philosophy of Science 

PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle 

PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers 

PHIL 304 19*" Century Philosophy 

PHIL 305 American Philosophy 

PHIL 320 Topics in Philosophy 

PHIL 402 Knowledge and Truth 

PHIL 403 Ethics and Action 

PHIL 404 Mind and Language 

PHIL 405 Metaphysics 

WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 
Gender Studies 

Natural Sciences (CNSL; CNSN) 

Seled two courses from below (one must be a laboratory science): 

Laboratory Sciences (CNSL): 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 
BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 
BIOL 117 Environmental Biology 
BIOL 121 General Biology I 
CHEM 131 Survey of Chemistry I 
CHEM 141 Chemical Principles I 
CHEM 142 Chemical Principles II 
EASC 100 Physical Geology 
GEOG 121 Physical Geography 
PHYS 100 Physics in the Natural World 
PHYS 107 Exploring the Universe 
PHYS 181 Elements of Physics I 
PHYS 182 Elements of Physics II 
PHYS 183 Aviation Physics 
PHYS 243 General Physics I 
PHYS 244 General Physics II 
Non-Laboratory Sciences (CNSN): 

BIOL 110 Biology: A Human Approach 
BIOL 112 Biology and Human Thought 
BIOL 115 Microbial World and You 
BIOL 119 The Botanical World 
BIOL 128 The Biology of Human Sexuality 
CHEM 102 Chemistry in Everyday Life 
CHEM 132 Survey in Chemistry II 
EASC 102 History of the Earth 
EASC 194 Environmental Geology 
GEOG 122 The Physical World 
GEOG 130 Environmental Geography 
PHYS 102 Modern Physics for the Humanist 
PHYS 180 Energy and its Social Uses 



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Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSOC) 

Select two courses from below: 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 

ANTH 110 Introduction to Folklore 

ANTH 111 Myth and Culture 

ANTH 1 1 5 Anthropology of Race, Class and Gender 

ANTH 120 First Nations: Global Indigenous People 

ANTH 130 Introduction to Primates 

ANTH 204 Global Human Issues 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 

ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 

ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia 

ANTH 305 Culture Change 

ARTH 306 Urban Anthropology 

ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion 

ANTH 308 Anthropology of Education 

ANTH 309 Anthropology of Art 

ANTH 314 Women in Myth and Lore 

ANTH 315 Ethnic Experience in America 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 322 War, Peace and Culture 

ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America 

ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 331 Political Anthropology 

ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East 

ANTH 355 Anthropological Study Tour 

ANTH 399 Special Topics in Anthropology 

ANTH 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 

ANTH 405 Forensic Anthropology 

ANTH 406 Seminar: Human Evolution 

ANTH 417 She/He: Two Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally 

ANTH 420 Visual Anthropology 

ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 
ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism 
COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
CRJU 241 Women and Violence 
CRJU 347 Restorative Justice 
CRJU 369 Gender, Crime and Justice 
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 
GEOG 151 Human Geography 
GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World 
GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 
GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia 
GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 
GEOG 388 Geography of Africa 
INTO 200 Introduction to Canadian Studies 
POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 
POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 
POLI 260 International Relations 
POLI 274 Western Political Thought: Plato to the Present 



POLI 275 Comparative Government 

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 

PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality 

PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology 

SCWK 250 Introduction to Social Work 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 

SCWK 355 Study Tour in Social Work 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 

SOCI 103 Social Problems 

SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 

SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society 

SOCI 211 Homeless in U.S. Society 

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 

SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 

SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture 

SOCI 219 Population and Society 

SOCI 220 The Developing World 

SOCI 338 Game Theory and the Law 

SOCI 360 Feminist Theory in Sociology 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 

Additional Distribution Requirements*** 

Core Skills courses may not satisfy these requirements, but 
courses listed in Core Distribution Requirement areas may also 
be listed here. 

Writing Intensive (CWRT) 

Select two courses from below. 

Note: First Year and writing intensive Second Year Seminars may also 
be used. 

ANTH 110 Introduction to Folklore 

ANTH 111 Myth and Culture 

ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 305 Culture Change 

ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion 

ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East 

ANTH 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 

ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 
ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour 
CRJU 241 Women and Violence 
CRJU 346 Criminal Procedure 
CRJU 347 Restorative Justice 
CRJU 369 Gender, Crime and Justice 
ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 
ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition 
ENGL 221 Major British Writers to 1800 
ENGL 222 Major British Writers since 1800 
ENGL 231 Major American Writers to 1865 
ENGL 232 Major American Writers since 1865 
ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel 
ENGL 241 Shakespeare 
ENGL 251 Literary Themes 
ENGL 252 Literary Types 
ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature 



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ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors 
ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation 
ENGL 261 Film Study: Introduction to the Art 
ENGL 262 Film Study: Literature and Film 
GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 
HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico 
INTD/WMST 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 

Gender Studies 
PHIL 212 Philosophies of India 
PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan 
PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 
PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art 

***May be taken anytime 

PHIL 228 Philosophy of Religion 

PHIL 231 Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism 

PHIL 234 Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility 

PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus 

PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle 

PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers 

PHIL 304 19^^ Century Philosophy 

PHIL 305 American Philosophy 

PHIL 320 Topics in Philosophy 

PHIL 402 Knowledge and Truth 

PHIL 403 Ethics and Action 

PHIL 404 Mind and Language 

PHIL 405 Metaphysics 

POLI 274 Western Political Thought: Plato to the Present 
POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 
PSYC 212 Research Methods II 
SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society 
S0Ci211 Homeless in U.S. Society 
SOCI 219 Population and Society 
SOCI 360 Feminist Theory in Sociology 
THEA 236 The American Musical Theater 
WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 
Gender Studies 

Speaking Intensive (CSPI) or Additional Writing 
Intensive (CWRT) 

Selea one Speaking Intensive course (CSPI): 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems 

of Power 
ARTH 218 History of Photography 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

or 

an additional Writing Intensive Course (CWRT) 
Note: first and second year seminars may be used. 

Writing Intensive in the Major (CWRM) 

Select one course for each major as described in the major(s) 
requirements listed in the appropriate academic department 
section of this catalog. 



Global Culture (CGCL) 

Select two courses from below. 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

ANTH 110 Introduction to Folklore 

ANTH 111 Myth and Culture 

ANTH 120 First Nations: Global Indigenous People 

ANTH 204 Global Human Issues 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 

ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 

ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia 

ANTH 305 Culture Change 

ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion 

ANTH 308 Anthropology of Education 

ANTH 309 Anthropology of Art 

ANTH 314 Women in Myth and Lore 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 322 War, Peace and Culture 

ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America 

ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 331 Political Anthropology 

ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East 

ANTH 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 

ANTH 417 She/He: Two Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally 

ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism 

ARTH 101 Introduction to Art 

ARTH 102 Introduction to Architecture 

ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art 

ARTH 104 Survey of Art from the 14^^ Century to the Present 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 

ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 

ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 

ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour 

ARTH 218 History of Photography 

ARTH 219 Mesoamerican Art and Architecture 

ARTH 311 Orientalism 

COMM 462 Patterns of International Communication 
CRJU 323 Comparative Legal Systems in a Global Context 
CRJU347 Restorative Justice 

ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 

ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition 

ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature 

ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation 

ENSL 101 English as a Second Language I 

ENSL 102 English as a Second Language II 

ENSL 151 Intermediate English as a Second Language 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 

GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World 

GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 

GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia 

GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 

GEOG 388 Geography of Africa 

HIST 1 1 1 Western Civilization to the Reformation 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 



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HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 151 Asian Civilization 

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico 

INTO 200 Introduction to Canadian Studies 

LAAR 101 Elementary Arabic I 

LAAR 102 Elementary Arabic II 

LAAR 151 Intermediate Arabic 

LACH 101 Elementary Chinese I 

LACH 102 Elementary Chinese II 

LACV 101 Elementary Cape Verdean Creole 

LAFR 101 Elementary French I 

LAFR 102 Elementary French II 

LAFR 251 Intermediate French 

LA6E 101 Elementary German I 

LAGE 102 Elementary German II 

LAGE 151 Intermediate German I 

LAIT 101 Elementary Italian I 

LAIT 102 Elementary Italian II 

LAIT 151 Intermediate Italian I 

LAJA 101 Elementary Japanese I 

LAJA 102 Elementary Japanese II 

LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese 

LANG 300 Languages of the World 

LAPO 101 Elementary Portuguese I 

LAPO 102 Elementary Portuguese II 

LAPO 151 Intermediate Portuguese I 

LARU 101 Elementary Russian I 

LARU 102 Elementary Russian II 

LARU 151 Intermediate Russian I 

LASP 101 Elementary Spanish I 

LASP 102 Elementary Spanish II 

LASP 151 Intermediate Spanish 

LASP 200 Intermediate Spanish II 

LASP 230 Contemporary Latin American Short Story 

in Translation 
MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 
MUSC 163 Music in the Non-Western World 
PHED/THEA 260 World Dance 
PHIL 212 Pholosophies of India 
PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan 
PHIL 248 Buddha, Socrates, Jesus 
PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle 
PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers 
POLI 275 Comparative Government 
PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality 
PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology 
SCWK 355 Study Tour in Social Work 
SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 
SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 
SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 
SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture 
SOCI 220 The Developing World 
THEA 222 Asian Theater 
THEA/PHED 260 World Dance 



Multiculturalism(CMCL) 

Select one course from below. 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
ANTH 115 Anthropology of Race, Class and Gender 
ANTH 204 Global Human Issues 
ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 
ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 
ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 
ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 
ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

ANTH 306 Urban Anthropology 

ANTH 308 Anthropology of Education 

ANTH 315 Ethnic Experience in America 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 322 War, Peace and Culture 

ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 331 Political Anthropology 

ANTH 417 She/He: Two Spirits: Gender Cross-Culturally 

ANTH 420 Visual Anthropology 

ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 
ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism 
ARTH 203 American Art and Architecture 
ARTH 205 Asian Art: India, China and Japan 
ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architeaure 
ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems 

of Power 

ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour 
ARTH 217 African-American Art 
ARTH 218 History of Photography 
ARTH 220 United States Art Study Tour 
ARTH 308 Women in the Visual Arts 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

CRJU 241 Women and Violence 

CRJU 347 Restorative Justice 

CRJU 358 Race, Class, Crime and Justice 

CRJU 369 Gender, Crime and Justice 

ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel 

ENGL 255 East Asian Literature in Translation 

ENGL 324 Language in Context 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 

GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World 

GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 

GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia 

GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 151 Asian Civilization 

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico 

INTD/WMST 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 

Gender Studies 
INTD 265 Introduaion to GLBT Studies 
LANG 350 International Women's Cinema 



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LASP 230 Contemporary Latin American Short Story 

in Translation 
MUSC 166 Survey of American Jazz 
PHIL 210 Liberation Ethics 
PHIL 212 Philosophies of India 
PHIL 232 Philosophy and Feminist Thought 
POLI 275 Comparative Government 
PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality 
PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology 
SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 
SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 
SOC1 103 Social Problems 
SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 
SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society 
SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 
SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 
SOCI 220 The Developing World 
SOCI 360 Feminist Theory in Sociology 
SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in Society and Schools 
THEA 222 Asian Theater 

WMST/INTD 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and 
Gender Studies 

Application of Quantitative SIcills (CQUR) 

Select one course from below, or a second Mathematical 
Reasoning course may be taken (CMAR): 

AFC1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 

ACF1 150 Personal Finance 

AFCI 200 Financial Accounting 

ACFI 240 Principles of Accounting I 

ACFI 241 Principles of Accounting II 

ACFI 340 Intermediate Accounting I 

ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting II 

ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 

BIOL 297 Biometry 

CHEM 141 Chemical Principles I 

CHEM 142 Chemical Principles II 

CRJU 430 Analyzing Criminal Justice Data 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 

GEOG 315 Quantitative Geography 

PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic 

PHYS 100 Physics in the Natural World 

PHYS 102 Modern Physics for the Humanist 

PHYS 107 Exploring the Universe 

PHYS 180 Energy and its Social Uses 

PHYS 181 Elements of Physics I 

PHYS 182 Elements of Physics II 

PHYS 183 Aviation Physics 

PHYS 243 General Physics I 

PHYS 244 General Physics II 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 

PSYC 201 Statistics for Psychology 

PSYC 211 Research Methods! 

PSYC 212 Research Methods II 

SCWK 375 Data Analysis for Social Work 

SOCI 338 Game Theory and the Law 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 



United States and Massachusetts Constitutions (CUSC) 

Select one course from below: 

ACFI 305 Business Law I 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 
HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865 
POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 
POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 
POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 
POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

Seminars 

Each seminar may also fulfill a Core Distribution Requirement 
and an Additional Distribution Requirement. 

XXXX 199 First Year Seminar (CFYS) 
XXXX 298 Second Year Seminar (Spealcing Intensive) 
(CSYS) 

or 

XXXX 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) 
(CSYS) 

Bridgewater State College considers any student with fewer than 
24 credit hours to be a 1^' year student and any student with 24- 
53 earned credit hours to be a 2"<^ year student. 

Please note: 

• Only certain BSC courses have been approved for use in the 
core curriculum. Please see www.bridgew.edu/corecurricu- 
lum for a complete list of approved courses and for the most 
up-to-date information regarding the core curriculum. 

• Students who entered BSC in the fall of 2006 or later as first 
time students to BSC MUST follow the new core curriculum. 

• Students who matriculated at BSC prior to fall 2006 may 
petition to follow an earlier catalog. 

• Students who transfer more than 23 credits to BSC will 
have the CFYS (First Year Seminar) waived. Students who 
transfer more than 53 credits will have the CSYS (Second 
Year Seminar) waived. However, transfer students will 
still need to fulfill the Writing Intensive and Speaking 
Intensive requirements. 

• Appeals will be heard by the associate dean of Arts 
and Sciences. 

• Transfer students who believe that they have met the out- 
comes for a BSC Core Curriculum Requirement by taking a 
course at another college should submit a Core Curriculum 
Substitution form to the Office of the Dean of Arts and 
Sciences. 



DIRECTED STUDY 

The college permits students to pursue their interests through 
directed study. Such an undertaking involves independent 
thinking, hard work and creativity along with the guidance 
and help of a faculty member. The end result should be a paper 
or project accepted by the faculty member working with the 
student. Directed Study, which is limited to three credits with a 
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for upperclassmen, is available for the pursuit of independent 
work. Application forms for directed study are available from 
the student's major department and should be submitted to the 
department chairperson for his/her recommendation and then 
forwarded to the appropriate school dean for approval. 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The Honors Program at Bridgewater State College encourages 
gifted and highly motivated students to reach their highest 
potential through critical thinking, scholarship and research. 
Small classes and close student-faculty relations provide for the 
vigorous and thorough exchange of ideas, while the program as 
a whole attempts to create an atmosphere fostering intelleaual, 
artistic and academic achievement. 

The program does not require students to complete additional 
course work beyond the 1 20 credit hours necessary for gradua- 
tion; instead, students earn honors credits, as described below, 
by taking honors seaions of regular courses and/or honors dur- 
ing their freshman and sophomore years, by completing honors 
work in certain 300- and 400-level courses during their junior 
and senior years, and by researching and writing an honors thesis 
in their senior year. 

Honors students are required to meet with either of the direc- 
tors once a semester to discuss their work in the program. 

For all honors work completed with a grade of B (3.0) or high- 
er, students receive honors credit on their transcripts, and those 
who complete the program receive an honors degree - a goal 
worth serious effort both for the intrinsic satisfaaion it brings 
and the advantage it provides at a time of strong competition for 
graduate and career opportunities. 



COMMONWEALTH HONORS 

Students can participate in the Honors Program in two ways: 
by undertaking all of the requirements listed below for 
Commonwealth Honors or by undertaking the requirements listed 
only under "Junior and Senior Years" for Departmental Honors. 
Commonwealth Honors runs throughout a student's undergradu- 
ate career, whereas Departmental Honors takes place only in 
the student's last two years. Commonwealth Honors includes 
the requirements for Departmental Honors; a student might 
undertake only Departmental Honors if he or she transferred to 
Bridgewater State College or developed an interest in pursuing 
honors work after the freshman year. 

Freshman and Sophomore Years 
(for Commonwealth Honors) 

Students seeking Commonwealth Honors must accumulate a total 
of 1 2 credits of honors level work at the 1 00-200 level preferably, 
but not necessarily, during their first two years. Honors credit at 
this level can be earned in two ways: by taking four three-credit 
honors courses or by taking a mix of three-credit honors courses 
and one-credit honors colloquia totaling 1 2 credits. Both honors 
courses and colloquia are listed in the Course Schedule issued 
shortly before registration. 

Honors courses: Honors courses are specially-designed 
seaions of regular 100-200 level courses. Most fulfill Core 
Curriculum credit and thereby impose no additional requirements 
for graduation. These courses offer small class size (capped at 
1 5 students), more active discussion, greater student and faculty 
interaction, more challenging material, and often an emphasis on 
writing and oral presentation. Honors courses have recently been 
offered in art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, 
philosophy, political science and psychology. 



INTERNSHIP, PRACTICUM AND FIELD 
EXPERIENCE 

A number of departments within the college offer students the 
opportunity to enroll in an internship, practicum or field experi- 
ence for academic credit. Such experiences provide students, 
usually in their third or fourth year, the chance to undertake a 
supervised praaical experience in their field of study. Normally, 
field experience opportunities are available only during the fall 
and spring semesters. 

Students interested in such a field experience have the option 
of consulting with their faculty adviser for details on programs 
available through the department or developing their own pro- 
gram proposals, subjea to the approval of the department. If 
the field experience desired is proposed by the student, it is the 
student's responsibility to locate a faculty member who will pro- 
vide the necessary supervision. 

Application and Selection 

Application forms for a field experience are available from the 
student's department. The completed form must be filed with the 
chairperson of the department in which the field experience is 
to be undertaken no later than the end of the first quarter of the 
semester prior to the semester in which the field experience is to 
be undertaken. 

The department will screen all applications in order to select 
students best suited for the positions available. The chairperson 
will forward the application forms to the dean of the appropriate 
school for approval. The completed form must be received by the 
Registrar's Office prior to the end of the drop/add period to enroll 
the student. 

Applicants to internships must have completed at least 54 
credits with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Departments may 
set higher standards. 

Supervision and Grading 

Supervision, evaluation and grading of a field experience are the 
responsibilities of faculty members in the department offering 
the program. A student may be removed from the program if, in 
the judgement of the faculty supervisor, it is in the best interests 
of the student, agency and/or college. Grades are based on 
written evaluations from both the faculty supervisor and the 
agency supervisor. 

From 3 to 1 5 credits in field experience may be earned and 
applied toward graduation requirements. The number of credits 
that may apply toward the major will be determined by each 
department. A minimum of 45 clock hours in the field is required 
for each credit hour granted. 

Compensation 

Normally, students may not be compensated except for minimal 
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Honors colloquia: Honors colloquia carry one academic credit, 
meet once a week for 50 minutes, and culminate in a paper 
or scientific project that provides the major part of the grade. 
Minimum enrollment in each colloquium is two and the maxi- 
mum is 1 2. Although most colloquia stand on their own, some 
are attached to regularly offered courses that form part of the 
student's normal program. Colloquia do not carry core curriculum 
credit, but offer intense study in a wide range of topics not 
usually found at this level. 

Whether in honors classes or colloquia, students are expeaed 
to maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3. 
Students whose GPA falls between 3.3 and 2.7 may remain 
in the program for a further semester after which they will be 
dropped if the deficiency is not corrected; students whose GPA 
falls below 2.7 will be dropped from the program at that time. In 
either case, whenever the GPA returns to 3.3, students may re- 
enter the program. Although the honors directors have discretion 
to retain students in the program who do not meet these require- 
ments, by the time of graduation students must have attained a 
cumulative GPA of 3.3. 

Junior and Senior Years 

Students who have completed the 1 2 credits of honors work 
described above and who have attained a cumulative GPA 
of at least 3.3 (GPA requirements may be higher in some 
academic departments) are eligible to continue by entering a 
Departmental Honors program or, if the student's major does 
not offer Departmental Honors, by undertaking, through the 
Honors Program, an individually designed interdisciplinary hon- 
ors program (both of which require an application, either to the 
Departmental Honors chairperson or the Honors Program). 
The following departments offer Departmental Honors: 

Accounting and Finance Movement Arts, Health 

Art Promotion and Leisure 

Aviation Science Studies 

Biology Philosophy 

Chemistry Physics 

Communication Studies Political Science 

Criminal Justice Psychology 

English Social Work 

Foreign Languages Sociology 

History Theater and Dance 

Management 

Mathematics and 
Computer Science 

Honors work at this level emphasizes independent study and 
research in the major, or combination of majors if interdisciplin- 
ary. Students are required to take nine credits of honors work at 
the 300-400 level and can do so by combining Honors Contracts 
and the Honors Thesis.Wwh an Honors Contract, the student 
and instruaor devise an advanced project within the course that 
emphasizes independent research on a particular subjea.The 
student then completes a special advanced project, under the 
instructor's direction, in conjunction with the course. 

Honors courses or colloquia are advanced 300- and 400- 
level course work that typically replace honors contraas and are 
designed to prepare students for upper-level research within 



their field. Students should check with their departments for 
more information about specific requirements. 

As a senior, the student researches and writes an honors 
thesis (earning three credits for "XXXX485 Honors Thesis") 
under the direaion of a faculty member on a one-on-one basis; 
this can be done for either one or two semesters. (We encour- 
age two semesters, but students should discuss this with their 
Departmental Honors Committee and thesis adviser. Note that 
some departments require a two-semester thesis). Whether 
the thesis qualifies the student to graduate with honors will be 
determined by the departmental honors committee or, where 
appropriate, by the student's interdisciplinary honors committee. 
For many students the honors thesis is the intelleaual high point of 
the undergraduate experience -fascinating and exciting in its own 
right, and valuable as a preparation for graduate school or profes- 
sional employment. 

Credit requirements for Commonwealth Honors may be sum- 
marized as follows: 

• At least 12 honors credits at the 100 or 200 level in three- 
credit honors classes and one-credit honors colloquia 

• Nine credit hours in honors course work at the 300 or 400 
level obtained by undertaking the requirements specified by 
the academic department, which may include honors con- 
tracts or honors courses or colloquia, and either one or two 
semesters of an honors thesis. Forms for honors contracts 
and the honors thesis can be downloaded from the Honors 
Program Web site, www.bridgew.edu/honorsprograms or 
they may be picked up from the Honors Center. They should 
be filled out, signed and returned to the Honors Center dur- 
ing the first two weeks of the semester. 

• A public presentation of the thesis work at a campus forum, 
such as an event sponsored by the student's deparment or 
the Undergraduate Research Symposium held each April. 

Students who complete the program will have the phrase 
"with Commonwealth Honors" entered on their transcripts. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 

Students wishing to undertake only upper-division honors work 
can apply to their major department to do departmental honors 
around the end of the sophomore or beginning of the junior year, 
and should complete those requirements listed under "Junior 
and Senior Years." For specific requirements and expeaations, 
please consult your departmental honors committee or request 
information at the Honors Center. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Bridgewater State College offers a variety of academic schol- 
arships ranging from presidential and Tsongas scholarships, 
administered by the Office of Admissions, to the more special- 
ized scholarships described on the Student Affairs Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/student affairs. Of particular interest to 
students in the Honors Program is the Adrian Tinsley Program for 
Undergraduate Research, which offers generous financial sup- 
port for students' research. Full details are available at 
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HONORS CENTER 

Students in the program have access throughout the year to 
the Honors Center in the Academic Achievement Center on the 
ground floor of Maxwell Library. Designed as a study area and 
meeting place for students in the honors program, the center has 
large work tables, comfortable chairs, computers, a laser printer 
and a refrigerator. Students will also find copies of past honors 
theses written by BSC honors students, and announcements of 
national and regional undergraduate research conferences in 
which honors students are encouraged to participate. The center 
is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday during the 
academic year. 



HONORS EVENTS 

Twice a year the program hosts a dinner for students and faculty 
featuring an informal talk by a faculty recipient of the Honors 
Outstanding Faculty Award. The honors program also hosts other 
events such as the Fall Book Club, the Thesis Workshop and the One 
Book, One Community Program where BSC honors students and high 
school students gather together with faculty facilitators to discuss the 
same book. 



HONOR SOCIETIES 

Several departments invite academically talented students to join 
nationally recognized honor societies. For information on the fol- 
lowing, contaa the department chairperson. 

Alpha Mu Alpha (Marketing) 

Eta Sigma Gamma, Delta Pi Chapter (Health) 

Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography) 

Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies) 

Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) 

Phi Alpha, Beta Chi Chapter (Social Work) 

Phi Alpha Theta (History) 

Pi Kappa Delta (Forensics) 

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) 

Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Upsilon Chapter (Political Science) 

Psi Chi (Psychology) 

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Zeta lota Chapter (Earth Science) 



INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS 

The college offers a number of interdisciplinary programs, provid- 
ing majors, minors and preprofessional programs. See the seaion 
on "Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs." 




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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND 
CLASSROOM CONDUCT 

Students are admitted to Bridgewater State College with the 
expeaation that they will accept and abide by the standards of 
conduct and scholarship established by the faculty, administra- 
tion and student governing boards. The college reserves the right 
to require students to withdraw who do not maintain acceptable 
academic standing. The college also reserves the right to dismiss, 
with due process, students who do not meet the requirements 
of conduct and order or whose behavior is inconsistent with the 
standards of the college. The Bridgewater State College Student 
Handbook outlines campus policies and may be viewed at 
www.bridgew.edu/handbook/index.htm. 



ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 

Institutions of higher education are dedicated to the pursuit of 
truth. In this pursuit, academic honesty is of fundamental impor- 
tance. Faculty, students and administrators all have a responsibil- 
ity to value, demonstrate and safeguard academic integrity as 
one of the college's most essential institutional values. 

The college has an obligation to establish and promote stan- 
dards of academic integrity, and each member of the college 
community has the responsibility to understand, support and 
praaice them. When standards of academic integrity are fol- 
lowed, teaching and learning can proceed in an environment of 
trust. When such standards are violated, teaching and learning 
are in doubt. Therefore, the best interests of the college com- 
munity require that cases of alleged academic dishonesty be 
addressed seriously but equitably. 

At Bridgewater State College, academic honesty is expeaed 
of all students; plagiarism and cheating are not condoned and 
are subject to academic penalty, which may result in a failure 
for the course in which the violation took place. A violation 
may result in a reduced grade, suspension or dismissal from 
the college. 

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, pla- 
giarism, cheating and dishonest praaices. The procedure for 
implementing an academic penalty for academic misconduct is 
as follows: 

• The instructor shall notify the student of the alleged viola- 
tion, and they shall discuss the matter usually within seven 
days of the notice of the alleged infraction. The instructor 
and/or the student may request that the department chair, 
or other party from the college, be present at this meeting. 
The instructor shall notify the department chair and the 
associate vice president for academic affairs of the nature of 
the alleged violation, the outcome of the meeting held with 
the student, and the penalty, which may include a reduced 
grade on an assignment or in the course, including failure. 
The instructor reports the case to the academic review panel, 
and may refer the case for review. The instructor shall inform 
the student that further action may be taken by the associate 
vice president for academic affairs, in cases of repeat offens- 
es. The associate vice president for academic affairs will refer 
cases of repeat offenses to the academic review panel. 



• If the matter is not resolved, the student or instructor may 
request a hearing within five school days before the academ- 
ic review panel, and the student and instructor, each with a 
representative serving in an advisory capacity, should either 
choose to have one, shall meet with the panel to discuss 
the alleged violation of college policy. The academic review 
panel shall conduct its investigations, usually within 15 days 
following notification, and shall follow the requirements 
of due process. Based upon the allegations or evidence 
received, the panel may recommend further sanctions, or 
no change in sanctions, or a reduction in sanctions, and will 
take into account any previous infractions only after it con- 
cludes its investigation of the present case. Further sanctions 
may include suspension or expulsion. 

Requests by students for hearings by the academic review 
panel will be considered on the basis of inappropriate sanc- 
tions, violation of due process, procedural error that negatively 
impacted the outcome, or new evidence that was not reasonably 
available at the time of the meeting with the instructor. 

The academic review panel will consist of three faculty mem- 
bers and two student members of the academic policies commit- 
tee, appointed annually by the chairperson of that committee; 
three members must be present, including at least two faculty 
members, to constitute a quorum. In addition, the associate vice 
president for academic affairs will serve in a nonvoting capacity 
as adviser to the panel and will maintain a record of reported 
violations by students. Multiple offenses by a student may have 
a bearing on the sanctions imposed by the panel. All evidence 
before the academic review panel is confidential. 

Any decision of the academic review panel shall be forwarded 
in writing to the associate vice president for academic affairs, 
who shall inform both the student and the instructor of the deci- 
sion in writing by hand delivery or by return-receipt-requested, 
addressee-only mail. 

An appeal by either party shall be made to the vice president 
for academic affairs. 



CLASSROOM CONDUCT POLICY 

Because all students and faculty at Bridgewater State College 
are entitled to a positive and constructive teaching and learning 
environment, Bridgewater State College students are prohibited 
from engaging in behavior or activity that causes the disruption 
of teaching, Itarning, research or other academic activities neces- 
sary for the fulfillment of the college mission. 

If disruptive behavior occurs, whether in the classroom or 
another academic environment, a faculty member has the right 
to remove the student from the classroom setting. Examples of 
potentially disruptive behavior may include, but are not limited 
to, using derogatory, vulgar and insulting language directed at 
an individual or group, unsolicited talking in class, sleeping in 
class, using or activating cell phones, arriving at or leaving the 
classroom while class is in session, and/or failing to comply with 
the legitimate request of a college faculty member. 

If a student exhibits disruptive behavior, the faculty member 
may ask the student to stop the behavior. If the student does not 
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leave and the professor will indicate the expeaed appropriate 
condua to be able to return to class. If the student agrees to the 
faculty member's instruaions and returns to class but subse- 
quently continues to engage in disruptive behavior during future 
class sessions, the faculty member will forward written documen- 
tation of the student's behavior to the respective department 
chairperson, who will meet with the student to review the matter 
and determine an appropriate course of aaion. While the courses 
of action will vary, they may include referral to advising or coun- 
seling, reduaion in grade, or withdrawal from the course. 

If the student does not comply with the course of action and 
continues to engage in disruptive behavior, the student may be 
withdrawn from the course after a review conducted by the asso- 
ciate vice president for academic affairs. This aaion may have 
implications for the student's full-time status, financial aid, health 
insurance and resident status. 

Students who exhibit behavior that immediately endangers or 
seriously disrupts the establishment or maintenance of an appro- 
priate learning environment in the classroom are subjea to an 
immediate review by the associate vice president for academic 
affairs. If, at any time, faculty or students feel threatened, they 
should call Campus Police at 1 2 1 2. 

In all cases involving an individual with a disability, including 
mental disabilities, this policy will operate to make determina- 
tions based upon an individual's behavior rather than upon the 
individual's status of having a disability. Students have a personal 
obligation to obtain medical care for conditions that may affect 
their condua, and to take any related medications as prescribed 
by their physicians. Under applicable disability laws, students 
with disabilities are responsible for their disruptive condua. 

The vice president for academic affairs will aa as the sole and 
final appeal for any decisions made by the associate vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs. 

The student may also be subjea to disciplinary aaion under 
the Student Code of Condua. 



ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

In order for a degree-seeking or non-degree student to avoid 
separation from Bridgewater State College, his/her cumulative 
Grade Point Average (GPA) must remain above the probation 
level as indicated below: 



Earned 


Academic 


Probation 


Separation 


Credit Hours 


Warning 


GPA 


Below This GPA 


0-16 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.00 


17-31 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.50 


32-46 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.65 


47-61 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.75 


62-89 


2.0-2.19 


Below 2.0 


1.85 


90 and above 


must maintain 




2.00 




2.00 or better 







In order for a first semester transfer student to avoid separa- 
tion from the college, his/her cumulative GPA must remain at 1 .5 
or above. After the first semester, a transfer student follows the 
table above. 



ACADEMIC PROBATION 

Students on academic probation are limited to 13 semester hours 
during the semester they are on probation. In addition, academic 
probation may involve 1) an adjustment in the student's academ- 
ic load, 2) frequent interviews between the student and adviser 
for the analysis of difficulties and for checking the student's prog- 
ress, 3) a stipulation that certain courses be taken to improve the 
student's academic performance, 4) restriaions on the student's 
extracurricular aaivities, and 5) other such precautions as are 
deemed advisable. 



ACADEMIC SEPARATION 

Students who have been academically separated from the col- 
lege may not take courses at the college (day or evening) for at 
least one academic semester. After this time period, students 
may apply for readmission through the Office of Admission. 
Although not required, it is recommended that readmission 
applicants give evidence of at least one semester of academic 
work with a 2.5 GPA or better at some other institution of higher 
learning. Students who have previously completed courses at 
a college are reminded that a total of not more than 69 credit 
hours may be transferred from two-year institutions. However, 
course work taken elsewhere will not necessarily be accepted as 
transfer credit. An undergraduate degree-seeking student who 
is academically dismissed twice can only apply for readmission 
after a three-year period. If readmitted, the student is placed on 
academic probation and must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in 
order to continue. 

The grade point average of the student will be resumed after 
readmission. Students who have left the college for a minimum 
of three years may be given special consideration upon written 
appeal to the vice president for academic affairs. 

Note: Academic readmission or reinstatement to the college 
does not guarantee renewed financial aid eligibility. The student 
must contaa the Financial Aid Office to be considered for 
financial aid. 



SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

in addition to being in good academic standing (please see the 
preceding seaion), a student is defined as making satisfaaory 
academic progress when the academic record shows successful 
completion of a specified number of credits per semester. Full- 
time students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credits each 
semester to achieve satisfaaory academic progress. 

Students should note that many financial assistance programs 
require participants to make satisfaaory academic progress in 
order to remain eligible. The definition of satisfaaory progress 
differs from that stated in the policy above. 

See the "Financial Aid" seaion of this catalog for further 
information concerning satisfaaory academic progress for 
financial aid purposes. 



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AWARDING OF UNDERGRADUATE 
DEGREES 



DEGREE APPLICATION 

Students who believe they are ready to receive their degree from 
Bridgewater State College are required to complete a formal 
degree application. These applications are available in the 
Registrar's Office. Each student is responsible for meeting all 
degree requirements and for ensuring that the Registrar's Office 
has received all credentials. 

Recommended graduation application deadlines are 
listed below: 

August 1 : for winter/January graduation 

December 20: for spring/May graduation 

April 15: for summer/August graduation 



GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

Curricula leading to baccalaureate degrees are so planned that a 
student carrying 1 5 credit hours each semester will ordinarily be 
able to complete the requirements for graduation in four years 
or eight semesters. Degrees will be awarded to candidates who 
have fulfilled the following: 

• A MINIMUM of 120 credits, distributed according to the core 
curriculum requirements, the requirements of the declared 
major and any free electives. Satisfactory completion of all 
requirements for a bachelor's degree must be under a cata- 
log in effect within eight years of the date of graduation. The 
catalog used, however, may be no earlier than the catalog in 
effect at the time of matriculation or, in the case of a change 
of major, concentration or minor, no earlier than the catalog 
in effect when the major, concentration or minor was 
formally declared. 

Note: This policy does not apply to students enrolled in pro- 
grams governed by state and/or federal regulations where 
current academic requirements may need to be met. Students 
should check with their departments where applicable. 

• A MINIMUM of 30 credit hours completed through 
Bridgewater State College, as a degree-seeking student, 
including at least one half of the required courses in the 
major and any minor field (excluding cognate requirements). 
Note: Of the 90 credits that may be accepted in transfer 

by Bridgewater State College and appljed to the 
baccalaureate degree, only 69 credits will be accepted 
from two-year institutions. 

• A MINIMUM of 15 credit hours of the final 30 credit hours of 
a student's degree program completed through Bridgewater 
State College. 

Note: Any course taken at another accredited institu- 
tion after admission to Bridgewater State College must 
have departmental preapproval. A student must complete 
a Request for Transfer of Undergraduate Credit After 
Admission form for each course in advance. 



• A MINIMUM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (or 
higher if required by the major at Bridgewater State College) 
and any other academic requirements of the student's major 
department as approved by college governance procedures; 

• A MINIMUM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or 
higher in the student's major(s) and minor(s) requirements 
taken through Bridgewater State College. The major GPA 
includes all courses completed in the major field (excluding 
cognate requirements). The minor GPA includes all courses 
required for completion of the minor, regardless of the 
department in which the courses are offered. 

a) The credit earned in an introductory college skills course 
may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements 
nor may it be applied toward the minimum number of cred- 
its required for graduation in any major. 

b) Students will not be allowed to receive their diplomas or 
transcripts until all financial debts to the college have 
been paid. 

Conferral of a degree occurs when the registrar finalizes the 
student's academic record and confirms that all requirements 
have been satisfied. Participation in the commencement ceremo- 
ny does not constitute conferral of the degree. Similarly, inclusion 
of a student's name in such publications as the commencement 
program does not confirm eligibility for the degree. 

Graduation Requirements -Second Degree Program 

Upon admission to a second undergraduate degree program 
(see the "Undergraduate Admission" seaion of this catalog), the 
student will meet with an adviser from the major department to 
plan a course of study based on the current requirements of that 
major. That course of study must be approved by the chairperson 
of the department and forwarded to the assistant registrar. Any 
changes in that course of study must also have the approval of 
the adviser and the chairperson and be forwarded to the assis- 
tant registrar. If a student does not complete the course of study 
within four years of admission, the department may require the 
student to change the course of study to reflea changes in major 
requirements. (Note: This time period does not apply to students 
enrolled in programs governed by state and/or federal regula- 
tions where current academic requirements may need to be met. 
Students should check with their departments where applicable.) 

The graduation requirements for a second degree are as follows: 

1 ) The completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours through 
Bridgewater State College, as a degree-seeking student, 
beyond the first degree with a minimum cumulative grade 
point average (GPA) of 2.0 (or higher if required by the 
major department). 

2) The completion of at least one half of the required courses in 
the second degree major (excluding cognate requirements) 
through Bridgewater State College. The remainder of the 
major requirements may be satisfied by the transfer of courses 
from another accredited institution. 

3) A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (or 
higher if required by the major department) in the student's 
major requirements taken through Bridgewater State College. 



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BRIDGEWATER 
STATF COLLEGE 



The major GPA includes all courses completed in the major 
field (excluding cognate requirements). The minor GPA 
includes all courses required for completion of the minor, 
regardless of the department in which the courses are offered. 
4) The completion of all cognate requirements for the major as 
outlined on the adviser-approved course of study. 
The Bridgewater State College Core Curriculum Requirements 
are satisfied by the student's first bachelor's degree, whether 
that degree was earned through Bridgewater State College or 
another accredited institution. Each student, however, must 
fulfill the state-mandated requirement in United States and 
Massachusetts Constitutions. 

Both the cumulative grade point average (GPA) and the major 
grade point average (GPA) for the second degree will be based 
on all grades received through Bridgewater State College, and all 
undergraduate courses will appear on one continuous academic 
record. A student must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA 
in order to remain in good academic standing at the college and 
continue in the program. Upon completion of the second degree, 
the student will be eligible to attend commencement and gradu- 
ate with honors based on the cumulative GPA for all undergradu- 
ate-level work attempted through Bridgewater State College. 



GRADUATION WITH HONORS 

Academic excellence for the baccalaureate program is recog- 
nized by awarding degrees summa cum laude (cumulative GPA of 
3.8 or higher), magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.6 to 3.79), 
and cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.3 to 3.59). The cumulative 
GPA determined for honors is based on all college-level work 
attempted through Bridgewater State College. 

The Commencement Program is printed prior to grades 
being submitted for the student's final semester; therefore, 
the Registrar's Office must print the honors designation that a 
student has earned up to the time of publication. The student's 
diploma and finalized transcript, however, will reflea the official 
honors designation based upon the student's final grade 
point average. 



GRADING SYSTEM 

The college uses the letter-grade system of marking to indicate 
the student's relative performance: A (Superior); B (Good); 
C (Satisfaaory); D (Poor); F (Failure); IP (In Progress); W 
(Withdrawn). Grades in the A, B, C, and D ranges may include a 
designation of plus or minus. In computing averages, grades are 
assigned the following numerical values: 



A 


4.0 


B- 


2.7 


D+ 


1.3 


A- 


3.7 


C+ 


2.3 


D 


1.0 


B-h 


3.3 


C 


2.0 


D- 


0.7 


B 


3.0 


C- 


1.7 


F 


0.0 



Certain courses such as internships and praaica may be 
offered on a Pass (P)/No Pass (N) basis. Courses whose credits 
cannot be used toward degree credits earned (ex. Freshman 
Skills (FRSK) courses) are assigned grades of Satisfaaory (S)/ 
Unsatisfaaory (U). No numeric value is assigned to grades P, N, 



S or U. A symbol of WA may be given to any student who ceases 
attending a course without withdrawing between the end of the 
drop/add period and the end of the withdrawal period. 

Grades for all courses (day and evening) at Bridgewater State 
College become a part of the student's record and are used in 
computing the GPA. 



AUDIT 

A student may audit (AU) a course to gain knowledge in a par- 
ticular subject area without earning credit or a grade. Students 
auditing a course attend and participate in classes; however, they 
are exempt from examinations. The course is automatically des- 
ignated AU and becomes part of the student's permanent aca- 
demic record. Audited courses will not be used to fulfill degree 
or graduation requirements. Students must submit a completed 
Course Audit Request form before the close of the drop/add 
period. Forms are available at the Registrar's Office. 



CHANGE OF GRADE 

If a student believes that a mistake was made in the original 
grade recorded for a course, the student may petition the 
instructor for a change of grade no later than the last day of 
final exams in the academic semester following that in which 
the grade was recorded. A change of grade will not be consid- 
ered after this time. 



DEAN'S LIST 

The dean's list is published at the end of each semester to honor 
the academic achievement of full-time, degree-seeking under- 
graduate students. A 3.3 average for the semester is required 
with a minimum of 1 2 credits completed and no grades of 
"incomplete" (IN). 



GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) 

The Grade Point Average indicates the student's overall academic 
average. It is calculated on both a semester and a cumulative 
basis. The GPA is computed by multiplying the grade numerical 
value received in each course by the number of credit hours per 
course. These totals are combined, and the result is divided by the 
total number of semester hours carried. 



Example 


No. Of 










Course 


Hours 




Grade 




Total 


Biology 


3 


x 


(A) 


4.0 


12.0 


French 


3 


X 


(C-H) 


2.3 


6.9 


English 


3 


X 


(B) 


3.0 


9.0 


History 


3 


X 


(B-H) 


3.3 


9.9 


Math 


3 


X 


(B-) 


2.7 


8.1 




15 








45.9 




45.9 -f 


15 = 


3.06 GPA 








Undergraduate Academic Policies 



Projecting an Anticipated Grade Point Average 

If a student hopes to earn an overall 3.3 GPA, he or she can 
project the semester GPA needed to achieve this goal by 
following the steps listed below: 

1) 



2) 



3) 



3.3 
desired GPA 



99.0 

necessary 
grade points 
for desired GPA 

53.1 
grade 

points needed 



30 

total credit 
hours at the end 
of next semester 

45.9 

grade points already 
earned 



15 

credit hours 
for next semester 



99.0 

necessary grade 
points 

53.1 

grade points 
needed next 
semester 

3.54 

semester GPA 
needed for an 
overall 3.3 GPA 



INCOMPLETE 

An incomplete (IN) may be given at the discretion of the instruc- 
tor. The time by which missing work must be made up, both in 
graduate and undergraduate courses, is also at the discretion of 
the instructor; however, this time period may not extend beyond 
the last day of classes of the academic semester following that in 
which the incomplete was earned. If a course is not successfully 
completed by this deadline, the incomplete will automatically be 
changed to a grade of "F" (Failure), "N" (No Pass), or 
"U" (Unsatisfactory). 

All work must be completed prior to graduation, including 
resolution of any grades of incomplete. The record is finalized as 
of the date the degree is conferred. 

MID-SEMESTER WARNING NOTICES 

Faculty may elect to send mid-semester warning notices to 
undergraduate students who are receiving less than a "C-" (1.7) 
average in any course at that time. It is the student's responsibil- 
ity to meet with his/her adviser and the instruaor of any course 
in which a warning is received. Since mid-semester warning 
notices are not issued by all instruaors, students who do not 
receive notification are cautioned not to presume that they are 
maintaining a grade of "C-" or better. 

REPEAT COURSES 

Undergraduate students may repeat a course for which they 
receive a grade of "C-" or less. Although all courses will appear 
on the student's transcript, credit for the course will be awarded 
only once unless otherwise stated in the college catalog. For 
the first three times that a course is taken, only the most recent 
grade will be used to calculate the GPA, regardless of which 
grade is higher. All grades for courses taken the third and subse- 
quent times will be used in the calculation of the student's GPA. 
(Only courses taken at Bridgewater State College and 
repeated at Bridgewater State College will be eligible 
for use under this policy.) This policy does not apply to 
courses taken after a student has been awarded a bachelor's 
degree from Bridgewater State College. 



Note: Repeating courses taken in a previous semester may 
affect certain federal and state benefits, various financial aid 
programs, loans, scholarships and social security benefits, in 
addition to athletic eligibility and veteran's benefits. The Veterans 
Administration will not pay for a repeated course in which a 
passing grade has been previously earned. Satisfactory Academic 
Progress requirements must be met for continued financial aid 
eligibility. 

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT 
POLICIES 

ATTENDANCE POLICY 

Students are responsible for satisfactory attendance in each 
course for which they are registered. Satisfactory attendance 
shall be determined by the instruaor within the context of this 
policy statement. The approval of excused absences and the 
assignment of make-up work are the prerogative of the course 
instructor. The college's health service does not make judgments 
about whether a student can attend class except in rare cases 
when attendance would be harmful to the student's health or 
the health of others. In general, students will be excused without 
penalty for reasons such as illness, participation in official college 
events, personal emergencies and religious holidays. Students 
should consult with faculty members in advance of any absence 
whenever feasible. 

NOTE: If a student fails to attend the first three class hours 
of a course, the instructor has the option of deleting the student 
from the class roster. 

If a student has a concern with regard to the attendance poli- 
cies or a faculty member has a concern about a student's exces- 
sive absence, he or she should confer with the chairperson of 
the department. 

CHANGE/DECLARATION OF 
CONCENTRATION 

To elect a concentration, students must complete a Concentra- 
tion Declaration Form in the Academic Achievement Center. 
Students may change their concentration at anytime by obtaining 
the necessary form from the Academic Achievement Center. 

CHANGE/DECLARATION OF MAJOR FOR 
FRESHMEN 

All students who enter as freshmen must formally declare 
a major or choose the status of an undeclared major. The 
undeclared student should select a major by the end of the 
sophomore year. Freshmen may change their area of interest by 
obtaining the necessary forms from the Academic Achievement 
Center. Although early childhood, elementary education and 
special education majors may not be formally admitted into the 
teacher education program until the second semester of the 
sophomore year, they must confirm their continued interest in 
these majors by the same process used by the other freshmen 
for declaration of majors. In addition to their education program, 
students must also elect a major in the liberal arts. 



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CHANGE OF MAJOR FOR UPPERCLASSMEN 

Students may change majors at any time by obtaining the neces- 
sary forms from the Academic Achievement Center, securing the 
signatures of the department chairpersons involved, and filing 
the completed form with the Registrar's office. 

CHANGE/DECLARATION OF MINOR 

«ln order to be enrolled in any minor offered by the college, a 
student must declare the intended minor on forms available 
from the Academic Achievement Center. Students may change 
their minor at anytime by obtaining the necessary form from the 
Academic Achievement Center. 

Degree-seeking students who plan on being licensed as 
secondary or middle school teachers should declare their minor 
in secondary education during their freshman or sophomore year. 

Certification that the requirements of the minor have been 
met is made on the Degree Application card by the department 
offering the minor. Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumu- 
lative average in declared minors for graduation. 

CLASSIFICATION DESIGNATION 

Degree-seeking students are designated as being in a given clas- 
sification on the basis of the number of credits they have earned 
for courses completed successfully. The list below shows the 
number of credits that must be recorded in order for a student to 
be designated as a member of a particular classification. 

Students should understand that these are minimum totals of 
credits accrued. The normal course load is 1 5 credits per semes- 
ter, and it is this total which, maintained over eight semesters, 
yields the 1 20 credits required as a minimum for the baccalaure- 
ate degree. 

For registration purposes, degree-seeking students will be classi- 
fied based upon the total number of credit hours earned prior to the 
semester in which the registration is held. 

Classification Credit Hours 
Completed 

Senior 84 
Junior 54 
Sophomore 24 
Freshman 

COURSE AUDIT 

Students may audit courses under the guidelines noted below. 
The student will receive no academic credit for the courses nor 
will a grade be reflected in his or her cumulative grade point 
average. 

• A student may audit a course subject to the approval of his 
or her adviser or department chairperson and consent of 
the instructor. 

• A student is subject to conditions established by the depart- 
ment and/or instructor for the audited course. 



• A student registering for credit has course enrollment prefer- 
ence over an auditing student. Therefore, a student must reg- 
ister for audit only during the drop/add period by submitting 
forms provided by the Registrar's Office. A student's status 
as an auditor in a course cannot be changed. 

• A student may register for one audit course per semester. 
Exception may be granted by petition to the appropriate 
school dean. 

• A student receives no credit for an audited course. The 
student's academic record will reflect the course enrollment 
with the notation AU. 

• A student will be charged the same tuition and fees for an 
audited course as for a course taken for credit. 

COURSE DROPS AND ADDS 

The Drop/Add Schedule is as follows: 

• The Drop/Add period for 1 5-week semester courses ends 
after the 5^^ weekday of the semester. 

• The Drop/Add period for seven-week quarter courses ends 
after the 3^^ weekday of the quarter. 

• The Drop/Add period for five-week summer courses ends 
after the 3^^ weekday of the session. 

• The Drop/Add period for 10-week summer courses ends after 
the 5^^ weekday of the session. 

• The Drop/Add period for nonregular courses ends one week- 
day after the first class meeting. However, students cannot 
add intensive - e.g., weekend or one-week - courses after 
the first class meeting. 

No adds or drops will be permitted after these deadlines. Drop/ 
Add forms are available at the Registrar's Office during the drop/ 
add period. It is advisable that students discuss changes in their 
schedule with their adviser. 

If students fail to drop courses appropriately, a grade of "F" 
may be entered on their academic record. This grade will be used 
in computing the GPA. 

COURSE LOAD 

Full-time undergraduate students must carry a course load of 12 
to 1 8 credit hours or the equivalent each semester. The typical 
course load is 1 5 credit hours. Students wishing to carry more 
than 18 credit hours must receive permission from the appropri- 
ate school dean prior to registration. Failure to carry at least 1 2 
credit hours may jeopardize housing, financial aid status, athletic 
eligibility and health insurance. 

Undergraduate students wishing to carry a course load of 
more than 1 4 credit hours during the summer must obtain per- 
mission from the appropriate school dean prior to registration. 

It is recommended that students not carry semester courses 
during the semester in which they enroll in student teaching. 

Note: Intersession credits are included in the spring semester 
in determining the student's time status. 



Undergraduate Academic Policies 



CREDIT BY EXAMINATION 

The college encourages qualified students to meet certain gradu- 
ation requirements through "Credit by Examination." Currently 
the college will award credit for successful completion of the 
College Level Examination Program's (CLEP) general or subject 
area examinations. In addition, certain departments offer their 
own examinations for which credit can be awarded. Additional 
information can be obtained from the Office of Testing Services in 
the Academic Achievement Center, 508.531.1780. 

See the "Undergraduate Admission" section of this catalog 
for further information concerning credit by examination. 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ELIGIBILITY 

The following five rules govern intercollegiate athletics eligibility 
for most students attending Bridgewater. 

1) A student athlete must be a full-time, degree-seeking under- 
graduate student. 

2) A student athlete must maintain a minimum of 1 2 credit 
hours or the equivalent each semester. 

3) A student athlete must maintain a minimum grade point aver- 
age (GPA) of 2.0. 

4) A student-athlete must pass 24 credit hours (normal progress 
rule) or the equivalent in an academic year as a full-time 
student. 

5) A student athlete must sign the NCAA student athlete state- 
ment concerning eligibility, a Buckley Amendment consent 
and a drug testing consent. 

Student athletes are required to undergo both physical 
and orthopedic examinations prior to competing on intercol- 
legiate teams. Specific information on these exams can be 
obtained either from the director of athletiG or from the head 
athletic trainer. 

In addition, there are very specific requirements which must 
be met by transfer students from other four-year institutions, 
transfer students from two-year or junior colleges and students 
who have been involved in multiple transfers. For information, 
please confer with the director of athletics. 

On a case-by-case basis, a student enrolled in a part-time 
academic course load, as an accommodation to a documented 
disability, will not be excluded from participating in athletic pro- 
grams. The student shall follow the normal petition and appeal 
processes through the director of athletics and recreation. 

MAKE-UP TESTS AND EXAMINATIONS 

The procedure for making up an examination held during the 
semester is determined by the individual instructor or the depart- 
ment. If a student misses an examination, it is the student's 
responsibility to notify the instructor immediately so that alterna- 
tive arrangements may be made. 

The privilege of making up a final examination will be granted 
only when the cause has been the serious illness of the student 
or a member of his or her immediate family. All such excuses 
must be documented by a medical doctor and submitted to the 
instructor of the course. 



PREREQUISITES 

Students must have the necessary prerequisite for each course. 
Prerequisites, if any, are indicated with the individual course 
listing and are enforced at the time of registration. Prerequisite 
courses taken at institutions other than Bridgewater State 
College must be documented (transcript or grade report, and in 
some cases, course description) prior to registration. 

Students who wish to enroll in a course without the 
prerequisite(s) must obtain a Prerequisite Override Form prior 
to registering for the course. The form must be signed by the 
chairperson of the department through which the course is 
offered and, in some cases, the instrurtor of the course. Students 
seeking an override of professional education prerequisites 
for courses taught through the School of Education and Allied 
Studies must complete a Request for a Student to Take an Upper 
Level Professional Education Course Without Formal Program 
Admission to a Professional Education form and obtain all 
required signatures. 

REGISTRATION 

Preregistration is held for returning, degree-seeking undergradu- 
ate, graduate and joint admission students in November for the 
spring semester and in April for the fall semester. During the 
advising period held two weeks prior to registration, a student 
meets with his/her adviser to review the student's progress 
toward meeting core curriculum requirements and specific 
degree requirements. A class schedule is developed, and the 
student's registration form is signed by the adviser. In the case of 
double majors, the form must be signed by both advisers. 

Preregistration is available via the Web and in person. 
Students who wish to register via the Web must secure electronic 
permission to register from their adviser at their advising ses- 
sion. Preregistration time is based on the student's classification 
(senior, junior, sophomore, etc.) at the close of the previous 
semester. An undergraduate non-degree student may register for 
courses after the registration sessions for new degree-seeking 
students have been held in August and January. For more 
information about non-degree status, see the "Undergraduate 
Admission " seaion of this catalog. Students will not be allowed 
to register for courses until all financial debts to the college are 
paid and health records are up to date. 

Prior to each registration period, course listings, specific reg- 
istration dates and registration instructions as well as up-to-date 
information concerning course openings and prerequisites are 
online through InfoBear under QuickLinks at the Bridgewater 
State College Web site www.bridgew.edu/infobear. 

TRANSFER OF CREDIT AFTER ADMISSION 

In order to receive credit for courses taken at other accredited 
institutions, degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain 
approval in advance. Failure to obtain this approval could result 
in denial of the course credit. 



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Request forms are available on the Registrar's Web site 
at www.bridgew.edu/registrar and in the Registrar's Office. 
Requests for approval of a course from another institution should 
be accompanied by the course description from that institution's 
catalog. Approval must be obtained prior to registering for the 
course at the other institution. It is the student's responsibility 
to have official transcripts sent direaly by the institution to the 
Registrar's Office upon completion of the course. 

NOTE: A minimum grade of "C-" is required for 
credit transfer. Of the 90 credits that may be accepted in 
transfer by Bridgewater State College and applied to the bac- 
calaureate degree, only 69 credits will be accepted from two-year 
institutions. Grades for courses taken at an institution 
other than Bridgewater State College are not used in 
computing the student's GPA. 

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE 

Forms for official withdrawal from the college may be obtained 
from the Academic Achievement Center located in the Maxwell 
Library. Professional staff from the Academic Achievement Center 
will assist in completing the process, including the review of 
alternatives available to the student. Should the student leave 
the college without giving official notification, failing grades will 
be recorded for all courses. After the 10^^ week of classes, grades 
will be recorded for all classes and the withdrawal will not be 
effective until the last day of the semester. 



percent of the course has been completed. Students should 
consult the Registrar's Office for exact deadlines for with- 
drawal from these courses. 

• Students who are taking a course online or off-campus or 
who are non-degree seeking must meet established dead- 
lines and procedures. 

No withdrawals will be permitted after these deadlines unless 
the student can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances 
(e.g., sudden illness, a death in the family) have prevented the 
student from withdrawing by the published deadline. Consult the 
Academic Achievement Center for more information about with- 
drawals after the deadline. 

Course withdrawals will be indicated on the student's 
transcript with a " W" and will not affea the calculation of the 
student's grade point average. 



WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES FOLLOWING 
THE DROP/ADD PERIOD 

Students may withdraw from courses following the drop/add 
period if they submit a Course Withdrawal Form to the Registrar's 
Office by the appropriate semester deadline date, which is posted 
at www.bridgew.edu/registrar/dropaddwithdraw.cfm. If a 
student falls below full-time status after withdrawing from a 
course, he or she should be aware that eligibility for some 
sources of financial aid and health insurance and participation 
in extra curricular activities and on-campus housing may 
be affeaed. 

The Course Withdrawal Schedule is as follows: 

• The withdrawal period for 1 5-week semester courses ends 
the weekday following the completion of the tenth week of 
the semester. 

• The withdrawal period for seven-week quarter courses ends 
the weekday following the completion of the fifth week of 
the quarter. 

• The withdrawal period for five-week summer courses ends 
the weekday following the completion of the third week of 
the session. 

• The withdrawal period for 10-week summer courses ends the 
weekday following the completion of the seventh week of 
the session. 

• The withdrawal period for nonregular courses typically ends 
one weekday following the point when approximately 70 



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BRIDGE WATER 



STATE COLLEGE 



School of Graduate Studies 



Dr. William Smith, 508.531.2809 
Dean, School of Graduate Studies 
Dr. Raymond Guillette, 508.531.1300 
Assistant Dean 

Web site: www.bridgew.eclu/sogs 

The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for the administra- 
tion of all graduate courses and programs. 

The School of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State College 
provides leadership, coordination and support for all academic 
departments engaged in graduate instruction. The graduate 
dean, the graduate faculty and the Graduate Education Council 
are responsible for the maintenance of appropriate standards for 
graduate degrees and certificates. 

The primary objertive of Bridgewater State College's gradu- 
ate programs is to increase to an advanced level each graduate 
student's understanding of and competence in a designated field 
of study. By extending the student's area of knowledge, research 
skills and creative talents, the graduate programs of the college 
aim to increase the individual's ability to pursue and contribute 
to a satisfying career. 

The School of Graduate Studies is located in the Maxwell 
Library, ground floor. Park Avenue entrance. With some excep- 
tions, the office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 
7:30 PM and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The office is open evenings 
only when classes are in session. Contact the School of Graduate 
Studies for evening hours at 508.531 .1300 or e-mail at grad- 
school@bridgew.edu. 

Persons interested in pursuing a master's degree, certificate 
of advanced graduate study (CAGS), postbaccalaureate licensure 
program or a graduate certificate program on either a full- or 
part-time basis should request appropriate application materials 
from the School of Graduate Studies. Students are responsible for 
being aware of the general policies, procedures and requirements 
for graduate courses and programs outlined in the following 
pages prior to enrolling in courses 
carrying graduate credit. 

For additional information relative to a specific graduate 
program, students should contact the appropriate department 
graduate program coordinator in the department involved. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS (MA) 

Programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts are offered in 
the following areas: 

English 

Concentration: 

Creative Writing 
Psychology 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT) 

Programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching are 
offered in the following areas: 

Biology 

Creative Arts 

English 

History 

Mathematics 

Music 

Physical Science 
Physics 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (MEd) 

Programs leading to the degree of Master of Education are 

offered in the following areas: 

Counseling 

Concentrations: 

Mental Health Counseling 

Mental Health Counseling - Dual License 

School Counseling (PreK-8, 5-12) 

Student Affairs Counseling 

Early Childhood Education 

Educational Leadership 

Elementary Education 

Health Promotion 

Instructional Technology 

PreK-12 Education (For Educators in Non-U.S. settings) 
Reading 

Special Education 

Concentrations: 
Moderate Disabilities 
Severe Disabilities 



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School of Graduate Studies 



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MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA) 

The Master of Public Administration degree offers concentrations 
in the following areas: 

Civic and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration 
Sustainable Community Development 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) 

Programs leading to the degree of Master of Science are offered 
in the following areas: 

Athletic Training 

Computer Science 

Criminal Justice 

Concentrations: 
Administration of Justice 
Crime and Corrections 

Physical Education 

Concentrations: 

Adapted Physical Education 

Applied Kinesiology 

Human Performance and Health Fitness 

Strength and Conditioning 

Individualized 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 
(MS) 

The Master of Science in Management degree offers concentra- 
tions in the following areas: 
Accounting 
Marketing 

Organization Development 
Technology Management 



MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW) 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) 

A program leading to the CAGS in Education is offered in the 
following areas: 

Educational Leadership 

Mental Health Counseling 

Reading 

School Counseling 



DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EdD) 

A collaborative CAGS/EdD program is offered in the areas of 
Educational Leadership and Reading with the University of 
Massachusetts-Lowell. 



POSTBACCALAUREATE LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

Postbaccalaureate licensure programs leading to initial licensure 
are offered in the following areas: 

Early Childhood Education 

Educational Leadership (LEAD) 

Elementary Education 

Health (Health, Family and Consumer Sciences) 
Instrudional Technology 
Physical Education 

Secondary Education (Middle School/High School/PreK-12 

Specialist) 
Special Education 



POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE PROGRAMS 

Postmaster's licensure programs are offered in the following 
areas: 

Educational Leadership 
School Counseling 



EDUCATOR LICENSURE 

All candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are 
advised to check with their individual education departments 
or the School of Education and Allied Studies offices regarding 
proposed regulation changes that may have an impaa on their 
licensure program. 

Programs designed to lead to the licensure of educators are 
available to qualified persons who have earned a bachelor's 
degree and who are interested in one of the licenses listed. 

To be eligible, individuals must be officially admitted by the 
School of Graduate Studies and the School of Education and 
Allied Studies to an appropriate postbaccalaureate or postmas- 
ter's licensure program or to an appropriate Master of Arts in 
Teaching or Master of Education program. All of the programs 
listed have been approved by the Massachusetts Department 
of Education. 

Specific information regarding programs is provided in this 
catalog under the School of Education and Allied Studies and 
appropriate departmental descriptions. For additional details 
regarding licensure program procedures and requirements, stu- 
dents should contaa the appropriate program coordinator. 

Educator Licensure Programs 

Administrator of Special Education (all levels) 

Early Childhood Teacher of Students with or without Disabilities 

(PreK-2) 
Elementary (1- 6) 

Instructional Technology (all levels) 
Reading Specialist (all levels) 

School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (all levels) 

School Business Administrator (all levels) 

School Counselor (PreK-8) 

School Counselor (5-12) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6) 



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School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12) 

Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels) 

Supervisor/Director (all levels) 

Teacher of Biology (5-8) 

Teacher of Biology (8-12) 

Teacher of Chemistry (5-8) 

Teacher of Chemistry (8-12) 

Teacher of Dance (all levels) 

Teacher of Earth Science (5-8) 

Teacher of Earth Science (8-12) 

Teacher of English (5-8) 

Teacher of English (8-12) 

Teacher of Health, Family and Consumer Sciences (all levels) 

Teacher of History (5-8) 

Teacher of History (8-12) 

Teacher of Mathematics (5-8) 

Teacher of Mathematics (8-12) 

Teacher of Music (all levels) 

Teacher of Physical Education (PreK-8) 

Teacher of Physical Education (5-12) 

Teacher of Physics (5-8) 

Teacher of Physics (8-12) 

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12) 
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels) 
Teacher of Theater (all levels) 
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8) 
Teacher ofVisual Art (5-12) 

Note: All graduate students seeking licensure and enrolling in 
upper-level courses in the School of Education and Allied Studies 
must be officially accepted by the School of Graduate Studies and 
the School of Education and Allied Studies. 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

Graduate certificate programs are available for students who 
are interested in obtaining certain basic skills and competencies 
in a particular area of study. Admission to graduate certificate 
programs is limited to students who have an earned baccalaure- 
ate degree. Courses completed in graduate certificate programs 
may be applied to degree programs as long as they satisfy certain 
transfer guidelines. 

Graduate certificate programs are offered in the following 
areas: 

Accounting 

Finance 

Information Systems Management 
Instructional Technology 
Management 
Marketing Management 

Women's and Gender Studies (see the "Interdisciplinary and 
Preprofessional Programs "section of this catolog for additional 
information) 

For application materials and information on graduate cer- 
tificate programs, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 
508.531.1300. 



GRADUATE ADMISSION 



ADMISSION STANDARDS 



POSTBACCALAUREATE LICENSURE 
PROGRAM 

Students seeking admission to a postbaccalaureate initial licen- 
sure program must hold a bachelor's degree from a four-year 
institution of acceptable standing. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be 
admitted by the School of Graduate Studies and School of 
Education and Allied Studies: 

• A 2.8 undergraduate GPA. 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one 
letter of recommendation should be an academic reference 
from a professor. 

• A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL). 

• Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course 
work. 

Graduates of Bridgewater State College and persons who 
have taken nondegree credit at the college may attach a copy of 
their transcript printed from InfoBear. All BSC transcripts will 
be verified. 

Please note that admission decisions to postbaccalaureate 
programs are made on a rolling basis when applications are 
submitted within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of an 
academic semester. 

Candidates who are applying for licenses in fields in which 
they did not major are subjea to a review of their course back- 
grounds in the license areas; additional courses may be required 
in the content areas. 

ACCELERATED POSTBACCALAUREATE 
LICENSURE PROGRAM (APB) 

Students seeking admission to the accelerated postbaccalaureate 
initial licensure program must hold a bachelor's degree from a 
four-year institution of acceptable standing. Candidates for the 
APB program will be admitted by the School of Graduate Studies 
based upon the recommendation of the APB coordinator. The 
coordinator will base the admission recommendation on the can- 
didate's potential to be an effective teacher based upon multiple 
indicators including, but not limited to, the following: 

• A 2.8 undergraduate GPA. 

• Content competence demonstrated by a passing score on the 
subject matter test portion of the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure® (MTEL). 

Note: Candidates who are applying for a license in a field in 
which they did not major are subject to a review of their course 
background in the license area; additional content courses may 
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• A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL). 

• R^sum^. 

• Experience with youth at the licensure level. 

• Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate 
course work. 

Applicants to the Accelerated Postbaccalaureate (APB) 
licensure program should refer to the "Secondary Education 
and Professional Programs" seaion of this catalog for 
admission criteria. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT) 

Students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching 
degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from a four-year 
institution of acceptable standing. The MAT program is designed 
for high school and middle school teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applicants must meet the 
following criteria in order to be admitted by the School of 
Graduate Studies: 

• A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course 
work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work 
completed during the junior and senior years. 

• Most programs require a composite score of 900 on the 
quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test. 

• An initial teaching license. 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation (at least 
two letters of recommendation should be from professors 
and the third letter of recommendation could be from a 
professional employer). 

• Applicants not holding a bachelor's degree in the content 
area being pursued for the MAT are subject to a transcript 
review by the academic department to determine whether 
additional content course work will be required as 
program prerequisites. 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS 

Please note that a number of graduate programs (including 
counseling, criminal justice, management, psychology, public 
administration, social work and certain education programs) 
have additional admission requirements, which are outlined in 
the appropriate departmental sections of this catalog. 

Students seeking admission to a program leading to a mas- 
ter's degree must hold a bachelor's degree from a four-year insti- 
tution of acceptable standing. (College seniors may be admitted 
on a conditional basis, pending receipt of their degree.) Master's 
degree applicants must meet the following criteria in order to 
receive a "clear admit" (full graduate student status): 

• A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course 
work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work 
completed in the junior and senior years. 



• A 2.8 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course 
work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work 
completed in the junior and senior years for programs leading 
to initial licensure. 

• Most programs require a composite score of 900 on the 
quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test. Please 
consult the appropriate departmental section of the catalog. 
The Master of Science in Management program requires a 
GMAT score of 450 or higher. 

• A rating of 1 (on part IV) on three letters of recommendation 
(1 being the highest rating on the scale). At least two letters 
of recommendation should be academic references from pro- 
fessors and the third letter of recommendation could be from 
a professional employer. 

• Candidates for education programs leading to initial licensure 
need to provide a qualifying score on the Communication 
and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure® (MTEL). Some programs may require 
additional MTEL®test(s). Please refer to the appropriate 
departmental section of this catalog. 

Applicants who do not meet the "clear admit" status will be 
considered for a "conditional acceptance" if they meet the 
following criteria: 

• A 2.5 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course 
work or a 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon course work 
completed during the junior and senior years. 

• A composite score of 600 to 899 on the quantitative and 
verbal parts of the GRE General Test. 

• A rating of least 2 (on part IV) on three letters of recommen- 
dation (1 being the highest rating on the scale). At least two 
letters of recommendation should be academic references 
from professors and the third letter of recommendation coulc 
be from a professional employer. 

• Candidates for education programs leading to initial licensure 
need to provide a qualifying score on the Communication 
and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure® (MTEL). Some programs may require 

additional MTEL®test(s). Please refer to the appropriate 
departmental section of this catalog. 

• There is not "conditional acceptance" status for applicants 
seeking admission to the MEd degree program in early 
childhood education and elementary education leading to 
initial licensure. 

Conditions that must be met to move from conditional to full 
graduate student status include: 

• Students must meet with their advisers who will recommend 
three graduate courses that must be taken at Bridgewater 
State College after conditional admission to the program. 

• Students must attain a GPA of at least 3.0 after completion 
of the three required courses. 

If students attain a GPA of at least 3.0 after completing the 
courses, they will be moved to full graduate student status. If 
students do not earn a GPA of at least 3.0 after completing the 
courses, they will be subject to academic dismissal. 



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CAGS AND POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

Students seeking admission to a postmaster's program must hold 



APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

For most programs, the School of Graduate Studies admits stu- 
dents for the fall and spring semesters and summer sessions of 
each year. An application is not complete unless all of the appro- 
priate documents have been received by the School of Graduate 
Studies on or before the appropriate application deadline: 



Jan. 10 


Social Work fall semester admission - 




Advanced Standing 


Jan. 25 


Social Work fall semester admission - 




full time and part time 


Feb.1 


Summer session admission 


Feb. 1 


Counselor Education fall semester admission 


March 15 


Psychology fall semester admission 


April 1 


Fall semester admission 


Oct.1 


Spring semester admission 


Oct. 1 


Counselor Education spring semester admission 



Postbaccalaureate and accelerated postbaccalaureate programs 
have "rolling admission," accepting applications at any time, 
within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of an academic 
semester or session. 

Applicants who have questions regarding graduate applica- 
tion procedures and deadlines should contaa the School of 
Graduate Studies at 508.53 1 . 1 300. It is the responsibility of 
graduate students to make certain that all application documents 
are received on time. Applicants should indicate a specific degree 
or licensure program (and also the area of study) when they 
request application forms. 

Certain programs require a formal interview with the gradu- 
ate program coordinator. Please consult the department require- 
ments presented in this catalog. 

Applicants to a graduate program should make certain that 
the material listed below is on file in the School of Graduate 
Studies. Application forms with fee payments and all other cor- 
respondence and application material should be sent to: 
Bridgewater State College 
School of Graduate Studies 
Maxwell Library -Room 019 
Bridgewater, MA 02325 



An application is not complete unless all of the appropriate 
documents listed below have been received by the School of 
Graduate Studies. 

1) Graduate application form and application fee 

Graduate students should send the completed application form 
and application fee of $50 to the School of Graduate Studies to 
begin the admissions application process. Checks for the applica- 
tion fee should be made payable to Bridgewater State College. 

2) Official transcripts of ail undergraduate and 
graduate course work 

Official transcripts must be sent direaly to the School of 
Graduate Studies and must bear the seal and/or stamp of the 
issuing college or university. Copies of transcripts and transcripts 
marked "Issued to Student" are not acceptable. Applicants who 
have attended more than one undergraduate institution and/ 
or graduate school should arrange to have transcripts of all 
course work, including grade results, from each school attended 
sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies. Graduates of 
Bridgewater State College and persons who have taken nonde- 
gree credit at the college may attach a copy of their transcript 
printed from InfoBear. All BSC transcripts will be verified. 

Applicants who have successfully completed graduate 
courses, as well as those who hold a degree(s) in addition to the 
baccalaureate, must fulfill all application requirements as set 
forth in the college catalog. The successful completion of gradu- 
ate courses prior to application shall not obligate the academic 
department or the School of Graduate Studies to recommend an 
applicant for acceptance. 

3) Letters of recommendation 

Three letters of recommendation are required for all programs, 
with the exception of the APB program, which requires no letters 
of recommendation. 

Candidates for the master's degree in counselor education 
should consult that program's section of this catalog for specific 
instruction about letters of recommendation. 

Forms for recommendations are available from the School 
of Graduate Studies. In general, only letters of recommendation 
submitted on these forms and sent by the reference directly to 
the School of Graduate Studies will be accepted. These letters 
provide an estimate of applicants' abilities to successfully pursue 
programs in their proposed fields or concentrations. For MAT and 
MEd applicants, at least two letters must be from faculty who 
have taught the applicants at the collegiate level (undergraduate 
or graduate). The third letter may be from appropriate employers 
or school administrators for whom the applicants have taught. 
For MA and MS applicants, at least two letters must be from 
people who have taught the applicants in the appropriate areas 
of concentration. The third MA and MS letter may be from fac- 
ulty members who have taught the applicants at the collegiate 
level or from appropriate employers or school administrators for 
whom the applicants have taught. 



a master's degree from an accredited institution and must meet 
the following criteria in order to be admitted by the School of 
Graduate Studies: 

• A graduate GPA of 3.0. 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation (at least 
two letters of recommendation should be from professors 
and the third letter of recommendation could be from a 
professional employer). 

• Candidates for education programs leading to initial 
licensure need to provide qualifying scores on the 

• Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL). 



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4) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

For those programs requiring the GRE as an admission require- 
ment, students are required to submit the results of the General 
Test. Applicants must arrange to have their official score report 
sent direaly from the Educational Testing Service to the School 
of Graduate Studies. Bridgewater State College's CEEB code is 
3517. Photocopies and scores submitted by applicants are not 
acceptable. Information relative to the GRE may be obtained 
from the School of Graduate Studies or wvvw.gre.org. Students 
who have earned a master's degree are exempt from the 
GRE requirement. 

5) Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 

Master of Science in Management applicants are required to 
submit GMAT scores. Applicants must arrange to have an official 
score report sent directly from the Educational Testing Service 
to the School of Graduate Studies. Bridgewater State College's 
CEEB code is 3517. Photocopies and scores submitted by appli- 
cants are not acceptable. Information pertaining to the GMAT 
may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies or www. 
mba.com. Students who have earned a master's degree are 
exempt from the GMAT requirement. 

6) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

All applicants from countries where English is not the official 
language also must provide scores from the TOEFL or lELTS 
examinations. Ordinarily, only students with appropriate scores 
on TOEFL or lELTS will be considered for admission. 

7) Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL) 

Applicants must provide a qualifying score on the Communica- 
tion and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure® (MTEL) as a graduate admission require- 
ment if applying to one of the following education programs: 

• Postbaccalaureate and Accelerated Postbaccalaureate 
(APB) initial teacher licensure programs. (Applicants to the 
Accelerated Postbaccalaureate (APB) program must also 
submit a qualifying score on the appropriate MTEL® subject 
matter test.) 

• MEd and CAGS programs leading to initial administrator 
licensure 

• All MEd programs leading to initial teacher licensure 

• MEd, Postmaster's and CAGS programs leading to initial 
support specialist licensure; e.g., instructional technology 
specialist, school guidance counselor, reading specialist 

Note: Some programs may require additional MTEL®test(s). 
Please refer to the appropriate departmental section of 
this catalog. 

8) Additional departmental requirements 

There may also be special departmental requirements relative to 
the application, such as an interview. Such requirements, if any, 
are to be found under each department's description of its gradu- 
ate program(s) in this catalog. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION 
REQUIREMENTS 

Students applying for admission to a BSC graduate program, 
who plan to come into this country on an F-1 Visa, will need to 
include the following documents with the application and 
application fee: 

• Certified bank/financial statement attesting to the fact 
that funds are available specifically for educational expenses. 
The statement must show sufficient funding for one year of 
college-related costs and living expenses. Presently, BSC 
estimates this amount to be approximately $16,449. 

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score 
or International English Language Testing System 
(lELTS) (if necessary, in accordance with English language 
skills). Students for whom English is a second language will 
be required to submit an official copy of results either from 
the TOEFL or lELTS, unless they have at least two years' 
experience in an American college or university. Students 
must receive an appropriate score on either the TOEFL 
orlELTS. 

• GRE or GMAT Scores (dependent upon program) 

• Transcripts - All transcripts must be evaluated and 
translated showing equivalence of U. S. baccalaureate 
degree by an agency such as the Center for Educational 
Documentation, Boston, MA (www.cedevaluations.com); 
World Education Services, Inc., New York, NY (www.wes. 
org); or another reputable agency. 

• Three Letters of Recommendation - At least two letters 
of recommendation should be academic references from 
professors and the third letter of recommendation could be 
from a professional employer. 

• Immunization Requirement - Documentation of 
immunization must be completed prior to the start of classes. 
A BSC Health and Counseling form must be completed by 
Aug. 1 and is available atwww.bridgew.edu/healthservices. 

It is strongly suggested that international students submit a 
completed application at least one month prior to the deadline 
in order to have sufficient time to receive an Initial 1-20 form 
needed to apply for an F- 1 Visa. 



ADMISSION DECISIONS 



ACTION BY THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT 

All completed applications are sent by the School of Graduate 
Studies to the academic department in which applicants 
propose to concentrate. After reviewing these applications, 
departments make admission recommendations to the School of 
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STATE COLLEGE 



ACTION BY THE EDUCATOR LICENSURE 
OFFICE 

All completed applications of applicants seeking licensure are 
sent to the Educator Licensure Office in the School of Education 
and Allied Studies. After reviewing these applications, decisions 
are given to the School of Graduate Studies. 

ACTION BY THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE 
STUDIES 

The School of Graduate Studies, after reviewing the reconn- 
mendations of the academic department and, if applicable, the 
Educator Licensure Office, notifies applicants of the action taken. 

CHANGE OF PROGRAM 

Any request to change from one graduate program to another 
must be made prior to the deadline for receiving completed 
applications. All requests are subjea to departmental approval. 
Students wishing to change programs must complete the change 
of program form. Students seeking to change their program 
must review the admission requirements in this catalog as addi- 
tional application materials may be requested by the School of 
Graduate Studies. Appropriate credits earned prior to a program 
change may be transferred to the new graduate program 
with the approval of the new adviser and graduate 
program coordinator. 

GRADUATE ADVISERS AND GRADUATE 
PROGRAM PLANNING 

Graduate students who are accepted are assigned advisers in the 
students' area of study. Students in several programs are required 
to enroll in the program planning course GRPP 501 Graduate 
Program Planning (one graduate credit) as part of the minimum 
credit requirements in their program. Students should consult 
specific program requirements to see if this course is required. 

Students' academic and professional backgrounds and objec- 
tives are considered during the planning and development of 
a coherent program of graduate study. Graduate students who 
have been accepted into a master's degree or CAGS program 
should enroll under the direaion of their advisers immediately 
after acceptance by the School of Graduate Studies and prior to 
enrolling in any additional courses. For details, graduate students 
should contaa their advisers. 

All accepted graduate students will receive copies of the 
Graduate Program Proposal form from the School of Graduate 
Studies. Students are required to have a completed copy of this 
form sent to the School of Graduate Studies when applying 
to graduate. 



GENERAL POLICIES AND 
PROCEDURES 

Students are responsible for all information given in the latest 
edition of the catalog. Students who have questions regarding 
the graduate regulations presented in this catalog should contaa 
the School of Graduate Studies. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY 

The School of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State College, like 
all institutions of higher learning, considers academic integrity to 
be an important hallmark for graduate students and scholars. The 
importance of academic integrity and honesty, which is taught 
at the undergraduate level, continues to be even more vital for 
scholars and researchers at the graduate level, who find them- 
selves writing seminar papers, research papers and theses. All 
graduate degree programs at Bridgewater State College require 
courses in research where conventions of documentation are 
taught. Graduate students, who are acquiring scholarly habits 
and skills in degree programs, must rely on the scholarship that 
has preceded them, and they must acknowledge the scholarship 
in their own academic work by adhering to the time-honored 
conventions of their discipline. In short, graduate students are 
entering a community of scholars and must respect the rules 
and traditions of that community. Sometimes, however, graduate 
students violate the accepted principles and policies of academic 
integrity and honesty. The dean of the School of Graduate Studies 
reviews any infraaions of academic integrity. The following 
examples represent a partial list of serious breaches of 
academic integrity: 

• Plagiarizing any published or online source, including 
"Blackboard" and other online discussions, and claiming 
them as one's own; 

• Not properly documenting quotations and paraphrases in 
one's texts, i.e., not using footnotes, endnotes, parenthetical 
citations or other conventional methods of documentation; 

• Inadequate paraphrasing, with or without proper 
documentation; 

• Copying portions of Internet sources without proper 
documentation and citations; 

• Creating false documentation, i.e., purposely fabricating 
information used in references, endnotes and footnotes; 

• Using or copying from another student's written work with or 
without the student's permission; 

• Taking an examination for another student; 

• Cheating on an examination; 

• Purchasing a paper or assignment from an online source or 
another student and claiming it as one's own; 

• Writing a paper or report for another student; 

• Altering or falsifying data. 

Serious violations of academic integrity are not limited to this list. 
Penalties for academic miscondua may include the following: 

• A grade of "F," "N," or "U" (as appropriate) in the course; 

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• The assigning of additional course work; 

• Suspension from graduate programs; 

• Dismissal from graduate programs. 

The procedure for implementing a penalty for academic 
dishonesty or misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to, 
plagiarism and cheating, is as follows: 

• The professor will notify graduate students of any alleged 
violations of the Graduate School's Academic Integrity Policy, 
and they shall discuss the matter in person, via e-mail or by 
phone within seven business days of the discovery of the 
alleged misconduct. (The professor may invite a third party to 
the meeting, if warranted.) If it is determined that academic 
dishonesty or misconduct has occurred, the students' advis- 
ers, the graduate program coordinators, department chair- 
persons, the appropriate school deans and the dean of the 
Graduate School will be notified by the professor in writing 
of the misconduct, the proposed penalty, and the outcome 
of the discussion with the students. A record of the case, 
including the letter from the professor, along with any sup- 
porting documentation, will be kept in students' files at the 
School of Graduate Studies. 

• If the matter is not resolved through the initial process 
described above, students may file letters of appeal within 
five business days to the dean of the School of Graduate 
Studies, attaching any relevant documents. The dean will 
submit appeals to the Graduate Education Council (GEC). 
The professors and the students will be notified of the meet- 
ing times and dates and invited to attend a meeting of the 
Graduate Education Council, at which time matters will be 
reviewed. In conducting its reviews, the Graduate Education 
Council will follow the requirements of due process. Both 
students and professors can attend the meetings with repre- 
sentatives, who may serve as advisers or advocates. 

Under the direction of the chair of the Graduate Education 
Council, the GEC will review student appeals and make its deci- 
sion, which shall be forwarded in writing to the dean of the 
School of Graduate Studies. Based upon the allegations or evi- 
dence received, the Graduate Education Council may recommend 
further sanctions, no change in sanaions or a reduction in sanc- 
tions. The Graduate Education Council will take into account any 
previous infraaions only after it concludes its investigation of the 
present case. Further sanaions may include suspension 
or dismissal. 

Students and professors involved will receive copies of the 
decision letter from the Graduate Education Council, and copies 
will be provided to the students' advisers, graduate coordinators, 
department chairs and appropriate school dean. A copy of this 
letter will also be placed in students' official files in the School of 
Graduate Studies. 



ACADEMIC DISMISSAL 

If students' grade point averages (GPAs) remain below a 3.0 for 
two consecutive semesters, their academic progress is in jeop- 
ardy. The School of Graduate Studies makes every attempt not 
to dismiss students from academic programs, though prolonged 
GPAs below 3.0 may result in academic dismissal. 

ACADEMIC PROBATION 

Any degree-seeking or non-degree graduate students whose 
cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be notified that they are 
on academic probation. When graduate students are placed on 
academic probation, they will receive a letter from the School of 
Graduate Studies. This letter informs students that they should be 
mindful that their GPA has fallen below a 3.0. Students should 
discuss the matter with their advisers. 

ACADEMIC STANDING FOR GRADUATE 
STUDENTS 

In the courses used to satisfy degree requirements, the minimum 
standard for satisfactory work is a 3.0 average. 

APPEALS 

Graduate students who experience problems pertaining to 
graduate policies, including academic performance, program 
requirements or other academic issues, may petition to have the 
matter considered through the established review process of the 
School of Graduate Studies: 

• Submit a written appeal to the course instructor if the issue 
is course-related or to the academic adviser if the matter is 
program-related. 

• If unresolved, submit a written appeal to the department 
graduate program coordinator. 

• If unresolved, submit a written appeal to the appropriate 
school dean. 

• If unresolved, submit a written appeal to the dean of the 
School of Graduate Studies. 

• The dean of the School of Graduate Studies will submit grad- 
uate student petitions to the Graduate Education Council for 
review. (The Graduate Education Council consists of repre- 
sentatives from the college's graduate faculty, administrators 
and graduate student body.) 

CHANGE OF GRADE 

If students believe that a mistake was made in the original grade 
recorded for a course, they may petition instructors for a change 
of grade no later than the last day of final exams in the academic 
semester following that in which the grade was recorded. A 
change of grade will not be considered after this time. 



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STATE COLLEGE 



CHANGE OF NAME AND/OR ADDRESS 

Students must promptly notify the Registrar's Office of any 
change in name or address by using the appropriate form. 
Official legal documentation (i.e., marriage certificate) must 
be presented. Forms may be printed from the college Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/registrar/forms.cfm. 



CONTINUATION OR INTERRUPTION OF 
COURSE REGISTRATION 

Graduate students have six years to complete their degree pro- 
grams. Should graduate students not enroll in courses during 
the fall or spring semesters or summer sessions, students will be 
considered inactive. If students are deemed inaaive and wish to 
register for courses, they should seek reinstatement by contact- 
ing the School of Graduate Studies at 508.53 1 . 1 300 or www. 
bridgew.edu/sogs. This policy is designed to ensure appropriate 
academic advising and counseling for all graduate students 
enrolled in degree programs as well as nondegree students. 

COURSE DROPS AND ADDS ~ 

The Drop/Add schedule is as follows: 

• The Drop/Add period for 1 5-week semester courses ends 
after the sixth weekday of the semester. 

• The Drop/Add period for seven-week quarter courses ends 
after the third weekday of the quarter. 

• The Drop/Add period for five-week summer courses ends 
after the third weekday of the session. 

• The Drop/Add period for 10-week summer courses ends after 
the fifth weekday of the session. 

• The Drop/Add period for non-regular courses ends one 
weekday after the first class meeting. However, students 
cannot add intensive - e.g., weekend or one-week - courses 
after the first class meeting. 

No adds or drops will be permitted after these deadlines. 
Drop/Add forms are available at the Registrar's Office during the 
drop/add period. It is advisable that students discuss changes in 
their schedule with their adviser. 

If students fail to drop courses appropriately, a grade of "F" 
will be entered on their academic record. This grade will be used 
in computing the GPA. 

COURSE LOAD 

Full-time graduate study for master's degree and CAGS students 
is defined, for academic purposes only, as being enrolled in nine 
or more graduate credits in a given semester. To be' considered 
full-time, postbaccalaureate program students must carry a 
course load of at least 1 2 credits each semester, as defined under 
"Course Loads ' in the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. (The Accelerated Postbaccalaureate 
program does not fall into this category.) 

Full-time graduate students may register for up to 1 5 
credits during the fall and spring semesters and up to six credits 
during each of the two summer sessions. Students wishing to 
register for more than the maximum credit load must receive 
permission in writing from their graduate advisers and graduate 
program coordinators. 

Full-time graduate students enrolled in nine credits or more: 
see Immunization Requirements for Graduate Students section. 

Note: Intersession credits are included in the spring semester 
in determining the student's time status. 



COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION 

In most graduate programs, graduate students must take com- 
prehensive examinations that reflect the full ranges of their 
programs. The comprehensive examination is based upon the 
students' major areas of study, as well as related areas, and may 
include work done on a thesis. Students must give evidence that 
they can integrate information and ideas from the various areas 
in which they have studied. The comprehensive examination 
may be written, oral and/or Web-based, as determined by the 
students' departments. The academic departments determine the 
format of their comprehensive examinations. 

To be eligible for a comprehensive examination, students 
should be near completion of the course work specified by 
their major academic departments. Students who plan to take 
the comprehensive examination must file a Comprehensive 
Examination Request form in the School of Graduate Studies, 
with a nonrefundable comprehensive examination fee of $60 for 
master's degree candidates and $75 for CAGS candidates. 

Checks should be made payable to Bridgewater State College. 
The completed forms with necessary signatures and fees must be 
filed in the School of Graduate Studies on or before the appropri- 
ate application deadlines: 

Oct. 1 for November comprehensive examinations 

Feb. 1 for March/April comprehensive examinations 

Ordinarily, comprehensive examinations are given during the 
months of November and March/April. The academic depart- 
ments set the specific date of the comprehensive examination. 

All students who take the comprehensive examination will 
receive their results by mail in a timely fashion. 

Students who fail the comprehensive examination shall be 
given one additional opportunity to pass. Students should meet 
immediately with their faculty advisers or designated personnel 
to review weaknesses of their performances, and prescribed pro- 
grams of study should be designed to help students prepare ifor 
the second examination. After students have made substantial 
progress in the additional work prescribed by the department, 
students will be allowed to retake the comprehensive examina- 
tions. Students will be required to notify the School of Graduate 
Studies of the exam date and repay the comprehensive examina- 
tion fee. Students who fail a second comprehensive examination 
are subjea to academic dismissal. 



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COURSE REGISTRATION 

Prior to the registration period for the fall and spring semesters 
and summer sessions, a course schedule is available online 
through InfoBear at www.bridgew.edu. Graduate students are 
not required to have registration forms signed by their advisers; 
however, graduate students should consult their advisers on a 
regular basis regarding their course schedules. 

Graduate course work is offered on either a full- or part-time 
basis. Students should realize that it is not possible to set an 
absolute deadline for completing a graduate program due to 
such faaors as the college's need to reserve the right to cancel 
any course for which there is insufficient enrollment and the need 
of the departments to offer courses on a rotating basis. 



DEADLINES 

Graduate students are reminded of their responsibility to con- 
sult the School of Graduate Studies Web site at www.bridgew. 
edu/sogs for deadlines and dates for admission, comprehensive 
examination requests and applications to graduate. 



DIRECTED OR INDEPENDENT STUDY 

Graduate students are allowed to undertake a direded or 
independent study under the supervision of a faculty member. 
The course Directed Study XXXX 503 (credit to be arranged) is 
designed for graduate students who desire to study seleaed 
topics in their fields. Direaed study may not be used to substitute 
for courses that are required in the program or to study topics 
that are covered in required or eledive courses in the program. 

Direaed study follows the same registration procedures as 
all academic course work on campus; that is, arrangement for 
directed study must take place prior to the time of registration 
with all forms completed and on file at the appropriate depart- 
mental office. Enrollment in directed study is limited to students 
who have been accepted to a graduate program at Bridgewater 
State College and who have completed a minimum of 1 5 
approved graduate credits. 



GRADING SYSTEM 

The School of Graduate Studies requires that degree-seeking 
graduate students maintain a high level of academic standing 
as they advance in their degree programs. The grading system 
for graduate students at BSC is different from that of the under- 
graduate programs. Graduate course achievement will be rated 
A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C-h (2.3), C (2.0), C- 
(1.7), F (0),W (Withdrawn), IN (Incomplete), or AU (Audit). Some 
courses are graded on a P (Pass)/N (No Pass) or S (Satisfaaory)/U 
(Unsatisfaaory) basis. Refer to the "Course Descriptions" section 
in this catalog. 

This grading system puts more pressure on graduate students 
to perform at a higher level than undergraduate students.Though 
graduate students may earn less than a B in a course, the overall 
GPA must be a 3.0 at the time of graduation. 



GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT 

Courses at BSC with 500- and 600-level numbers carry graduate 
credit and are open only to graduate students. 

An undergraduate may request to enroll in a 500-level course for 
undergraduate credit. Approval is based upon the following criteria: 

• Students must be seniors in their last semester of course 
work. 

• Students' GPAs must be a 3.5 or higher. 

• Students' written requests must be approved by the chair of 
the students' major departments, academic school dean and 
the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. 

Certain designated 400-level courses may be taken for either 
graduate or undergraduate credit. The School of Graduate 
Studies guidelines for faculty teaching these courses indicate 
that advanced work must be required of graduate students tak- 
ing 400-level courses. The guidelines recommend more rigorous 
examinations and preparation of longer, more sophisticated 
research papers, so that graduate students may take into account 
the different quantitative and qualitative standards associated 
with graduate study. It is the responsibility of graduate students 
to register for the graduate-level section of 400-level courses. 



GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP 

Graduate assistantships are available to full-time students who 
are admitted to a graduate program and who maintain good 
academic standing during the time of the assistantship. The total 
assistantship equals more than $ 1 3, 500 per academic year. 
Graduate assistants also receive full tuition and fees remission, 
for up to 24 credits total, during the fall, spring and summer 
sessions and a stipend earning between $6,000 and $6,500 paid 
out during the fall and spring semesters. Graduate assi^stantships 
are competitive and are determined on the basis of under- 
graduate and/or graduate grade point averages, experience, edu- 
cational preparation and interviews, or a combination of these 
factors. Graduate assistants work in an academic department 
or administrative office of the college for 20 hours per week. 
Assistantships are intended to encourage and assist superior stu- 
dents in pursuing graduate study and in completing the require- 
ments for graduate degrees in the minimum possible time. 



GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 

Admitted full- and part-time graduate students may apply to the 
Graduate Research Assistantship program. The total research 
assistantship equals more than $7,000 per academic year. 
Graduate Research Assistantships are designed to link a gradu- 
ate student together with a professor in a meaningful research 
projea, which will be one semester or one academic year in 
duration. During the assistantship period, a graduate research 
assistant will work direaly with a professor on a joint project, 
which will lead to a presentation at a professional conference 
and/or a joint publication. The research assistant will have the 
equivalent of a "half" assistantship, in that the student will 
work ten hours per week with a professor. Graduate research 
assistants also receive full tuition and fees remission, for up to 
1 5 credits total, during the fall, spring and summer sessions and 
a stipend earning more than $2,500 paid out during the fall and 
spring semesters. 



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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Immunization requirements apply to all full-time graduate stu- 
dents, regardless of age. To achieve full-time graduate student 
status, according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Immunization Laws, students must be enrolled in nine or more 
credits from one institution in any one semester, regardless of 
the location of the course or the actual dates that the course or 
internship is held. 

Proof of immunizations must be provided by a physician or a 
prior school and must include the dates of: 

• two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) after the 
patient's first birthday and after 1967 

• one dose of tetanus diphtheria (TD) within the last 10 years 

• three doses of hepatitis B 

Note: All new residential students must provide proof of 
meningitis immunization or waiver. Proof must be: 

• documentation of one dose of meningitis immunization 
within five years or 

• sign the meningitis waiver at www.bridgew. 
edu/HealthServices/Health%20Form%20and%20 
Meningitis%20Waiver.doc. 

The Health Services staff can assist you in meeting the 
requirements by offering immunizations and advice on how to 
be compliant with the law. Failure to comply places future 
registration for classes on hold until all requirements 
are met. 

Please call Health Services at 508.53 1 . 1 252 to arrange 
an appointment. 



INCOMPLETE 

An incomplete (IN) may be given at the discretion of the instruc- 
tor. The time by which missing work must be made up, in gradu- 
ate and undergraduate courses, is also at the discretion of the 
instructor; however, this time period may not extend beyond the 
last day of classes of the academic semester following that in 
which the incomplete was earned. Courses that are not success- 
fully completed by this deadline will automatically be changed 
to a grade of "F" (Failure) or "N" (No Pass). Candidates for 
graduation should note, however, that all work must be com- 
pleted prior to graduation, including resolution of any grades 
of incomplete, since as of the date the degree is conferred the 
record is finalized. 



PROGRAM AND COURSE PREREQUISITES 

Program and course prerequisites may be required to ensure 
adequate preparation for graduate work in the area of study. 
In certain cases, program prerequisites may be fulfilled after 
the applicant's acceptance by the School of Graduate Studies. 
Certain advanced courses may require that students have com- 
pleted specific prerequisite courses. 



REPEAT COURSE POLICY 

The School of Graduate Studies will allow graduate students to 
repeat only one graduate course for which they have received a 
grade of B- or less. Although all courses and grades will appear 
on the student's transcript, credit for the course will be awarded 
only once unless otherwise stated in the college catalog. The 
higher grade will be used to calculate the GPA. Only courses 
taken at Bridgewater State College and repeated at Bridgewater 
will be eligible for use under this policy. 

Note: Repeating courses taken in a previous semester may 
affect certain federal and state benefits, various financial-aid 
programs, loans, scholarships and social security benefits, in 
addition to athletic eligibility and veteran's benefits. The 
Veterans Administration will not pay for a repeated course in 
which a passing grade has been previously earned. Satisfactory 
academic progress requirements must be met for continued 
financial-aid eligibility. 



RESEARCH 

A graduate program may require enrollment in the course 
Research XXXX 502 (credit to be arranged) or PSYC 504 for 
Psychology for completion of original research undertaken by 
graduate students in their field. The students' investigations 
ordinarily culminate in theses. The number of credits awarded for 
the research may vary and students may repeat the course until 
a maximum of nine credits in a MA program and six credits in a 
MAT, MEd, MPA, MS or CAGS program is earned toward the min- 
imum credit requirements for the degree or certificate. Consent 
of department and formal application required. 



SATISFACTORY OR REASONABLE PROGRESS 

Graduate students must make satisfaaory or reasonable prog- 
ress toward completion of their degree programs within the 
college's statute of limitations. Students who are not making 
such progress are subject to separation from their programs. 



STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS-PROGRAM AND 
COURSES 

All graduate program requirements, including the comprehensive 
examination, must be completed within six years of the date 
of the student's acceptance. In addition, no graduate course 
offered for master's degree or CAGS credit may be more than six 
years old at the time program requirements are completed. 

If graduate students cannot complete degree requirements 
within the six-year limit because of extraordinary circumstances, 
they may file written appeals, requesting a reasonable extension 
from the School of Graduate Studies. 



THESIS 

A number of departments require or recommend theses in 
master's degree programs. Theses, which represent original 
research in disciplines, are especially recommended if students 
have future doctoral plans. At the same time, theses allow gradu- 
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serious academic time researching a narrowly focused topic in 
depth and produce an original text of publishable quality. The 
culmination is often a text that gives students great academic 
pride and satisfaction. 

Students writing master's theses must adhere to the following 
policies: 

1 ) All graduate students writing master's theses must have 
theses committees, consisting of a thesis committee chair- 
person and two faculty readers. The thesis committee must 
be approved by the graduate program coordinator. 

2) Students writing a thesis must submit a Thesis Proposal 
Form, with a detailed proposal and signatures of the thesis 
chairperson, the two faculty readers, the graduate 
program coordinator and the dean of the School of 
Graduate Studies. (The Thesis Proposal Form is available 
for download on the School of Graduate Studies Web 
page.) This form must be completed and signed in order 
ifor students to register for the appropriate research course, 
which is always the departmental XXXX 502 or PSYC 504 
Research course. Students must register for at least six 
credits of XXXX 502, but the credits can be broken into 
smaller credit segments and taken over multiple semesters, 
particularly if students need a full academic year to write 
their theses. Otherwise, students can register for the full six 
credits during one semester. 

3) After students obtain the necessary signatures, they then 
take the theses proposal forms to the Registrar's Office to 
register for the XXXX 502 or PSYC 504 Research course. 

4) Students who have registered for the XXXX 502 or PSYC 
504 Research course and do not complete their theses in a 
semester will receive an Incomplete, which will be changed 
to a letter grade by the theses committee chairpersons once 
the theses are completed. 

5) When the theses are written and fully approved by the three 
members of the theses committees, the chairpersons and 
readers sign the "approval page" of the thesis, which are 
placed in the text of the manuscripts. 

6) The theses committee chairpersons will acquaint graduate 
students with the manuscript form and style used in 
their respective disciplines; graduate students writing 
theses should examine recent theses in their academic 
departments. 

7) Students must provide the School of Graduate Studies with 
a minimum of four copies of the theses to be bound: one for 
the Maxwell Library, one for the School of Graduate Studies, 
one for the students' academic department and one for the 
student. (Sometimes departments request an additional 
bound copy.) Students may also request additional bound 
copies of their theses. 

8) Copies of completed manuscripts must be brought to the 
School of Graduate Studies, which will arrange for the bind- 
ing of the copies. A charge of S 1 2 for each copy will be paid 
by the graduate students. Students pick up their bound cop- 
ies in the School of Graduate Studies. 



9) Theses must be submitted to the School of Graduate 
Studies before students are approved for graduation. 

1 0) The Maxwell Library, which will catalog all theses, aas as 
the official archive for all theses written as part of gradu- 
ate-degree programs at Bridgewater State College. 



TRANSFER CREDIT 

Transfer credit at the graduate level is defined by the School of 
Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State College as appropriate 
graduate credit taken at an accredited institution other than 
Bridgewater State College prior to or after acceptance into a 
Bridgewater State College graduate program. 

Students can transfer up to six credits in programs with 39 or 
less credits. In programs requiring 40 or more graduate credits, 
students may request to transfer up to nine graduate credits. 
Not more than six graduate credits, taken both prior to and after 
acceptance, can be transferred from other graduate schools 
(students should make every attempt to enroll in Bridgewater 
State College graduate courses). These credits include any credits 
earned in courses in which students are enrolled at the time of 
acceptance. It does not include prerequisites. Program exceptions 
are noted in the appropriate department sections of this catalog. 

Approval of transfer credit is subject to the following condi- 
tions: 1) that not more than six credits being transferred are from 
an accredited institution other than Bridgewater State College; 2) 
that a grade of B or better has been earned in all courses being 
transferred; 3) that courses being transferred have not been used 
to fulfill the requirements of another degree or certificate; and 4) 
that graduate transfer credits may not be more than six years old 
at the time program requirements are completed. 

All courses to be used as transfer credit in a graduate program 
must have the approval of the students' advisers and graduate 
program coordinators prior to submitting for final approval to the 
School of Graduate Studies. Transfer credit should also be prop- 
erly recorded on the students' Graduate Program Proposal forms. 
An official transcript of courses taken at another accredited insti- 
tution must be on file in the School of Graduate Studies. 

The Graduate Transfer Credit Approval form is used for courses 
being requested to transfer from an accredited institution other 
than Bridgewater State College. A blank copy of the form is 
sent to students in their acceptance packages by the School of 
Graduate Studies. Students are strongly urged to process their 
form for transfer credit early in their graduate program. 



WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES 

Students may withdraw from courses following the drop/add 
period if they submit a Course Withdrawal Form to the Registrar's 
Office by the appropriate semester deadline date, which is posted 
at www.bridgew.edu/registrar/dropaddwithdraw.cfm. If 
graduate students fall below full-time status after withdrawing 
from a course, they should be aware that eligibility for some 
sources of financial aid and health insurance may 
be affeaed. 



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The course withdrawal schedule is as follows: 

• The withdrawal period for 1 5-week semester courses ends 
the weekday following the completion of the tenth week of 
the semester. 

• The withdrawal period for seven-week courses ends the 
weekday following the completion of the fifth week of 
the quarter. 

• The withdrawal period for five-week courses ends the 
weekday following the completion of the third week of 
the session. 

• The withdrawal period for 10-week summer courses ends 
the weekday following the completion of the seventh week 
of the session. 

• The withdrawal period for nonregular courses typically ends 
one weekday following the point when approximately 70 
percent of the course has been completed. Students should 
consult the Registrar's Office for exact deadlines for with- 
drawal from these courses. 

• Students who are taking a course online or off campus must 
meet established deadlines and procedures. 

No withdrawals will be permitted after these deadlines unless 
students can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances 
have prevented them from withdrawing from the course by the 
published deadline. Course withdrawals will be indicated on stu- 
dents' transcripts with a "W" and will not affea the calculation 
of students' grade point averages. 



WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE 

Students who decide to withdraw from a graduate program 
must notify the School of Graduate Studies of their intentions in 
writing as soon as possible. Students should also consult course 
withdrawal procedures and refund policies indicated elsewhere 
in the catalog. 



GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 



GRADUATION APPLICATION 

Students who are nearing the completion of their graduate pro- 
gram requirements and who plan to receive a master's degree or 
CAGS in January, May or August should complete an Application 
to Graduate form. These forms must be completed by students, 
approved by the students' advisers and graduate program coor- 
dinators, and submitted with the candidates' Graduate Program 
Proposal forms to the School of Graduate Studies on or before 
the appropriate application deadline. Students should check with 
their advisers regarding exit requirements for their academic 
program, as requirements vary for each program. 

Feb. 1 for May graduation 

June 1 for August graduation 

Oct. 1 for January graduation 



Failure to file an application before the deadline may postpone 
degree conferral. Any questions regarding graduate commence- 
ment and requirements should be directed to the School of 
Graduate Studies at 508.53 1 . 1 300. 



GRADUATION DATES 

Though graduate students have a separate annual commence- 
ment ceremony in May, the college has three graduation dates 
(January, May and August). Students graduating in January and 
August are encouraged to attend the May commencement cer- 
emony. In order to participate in a commencement ceremony, all 
required course work and exit requirements must be completed. 
No degree or certificate will be conferred, and no graduate tran- 
scripts will be issued unless all outstanding financial balances 
have been paid in full. 



GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

In order for students to exit from a graduate program, they 
must satisfactorily complete all credit requirements (with a 
minimum GPA of 3.0), and, in most programs, pass a 
comprehensive examination. 



MASTER OF ARTS 

General Requirements - A minimum of 30 approved gradu- 
ate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the 
Master of Arts (MA) degree. All credits must have the adviser's 
endorsement. A thesis is optional in Master of Arts programs. For 
additional details, students should consult appropriate depart- 
mental sections of the catalog for specific program requirements 
for the degree. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree was developed 
for high school and middle school subject area teachers who 
have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Most MAT programs are 
designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" require- 
ment, which is part of the criteria for professional-stage licensure, 
as set forth in the most recent MA-DESE licensure regulations. 
This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teach- 
ers who already hold a standard level or professional license and 
want to acqu're additional knowledge and a master's degree in 
the discipline. 

Students needing initial licensure should refer to the section 
of this catalog titled "Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Program 
(APB): Initial Licensure for Secondary (Subject Areas: 8-12) and 
Middle Level (Subject Areas: 5-8) Teachers." Students seeking 
licensure should also consult the section of this catalog titled 
"School of Education and Allied Studies" for information pertain- 
ing to licensure, admission to and retention in professional edu- 
cation, as well as important institutional deadlines. 

General Requirements - A minimum of 33 approved gradu- 
ate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the MAT 
degree, which is offered through the Department of Secondary 
Education and Professional Programs and the academic depart- 



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merits of the college. For program and course details, students 
should consult the MAT information listed in this catalog under 
the "Department of Secondary Education and Professional 
Programs" and under the appropriate academic department. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION 

The Master of Education (MEd) degree is designed for persons 
with a wide variety of academic and professional objectives. 
Students are encouraged to consult specific MEd program 
descriptions in this catalog. 

General Requirements - A minimum of 30 approved gradu- 
ate credits, depending upon the program, and a minimum GPA of 
3.0 are required for the Master of Education degree. For program 
and course details, students should consult the appropriate 
departmental section of this catalog. Degree credits must have 
the endorsement of the adviser. 

Licensure Information - A number of Bridgewater State 
College's Master of Education programs have been approved 
by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education for the licensure of educational personnel. Specific 
information regarding such programs is provided in this catalog 
under the "School of Education and Allied Studies" and under 
the appropriate departmental program descriptions. For 
additional details regarding licensure program procedures 
and requirements, students should contaathe appropriate 
graduateprogram coordinator. 

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree provides 
professional education to prepare persons for leadership roles in 
public administration and public affairs. Program details are pro- 
vided in the graduate program seaion under "Political Science" 
in this catalog. 

General Requirements - A minimum of 39 to 46 approved 
graduate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the 
Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The MPA pro- 
gram accommodates the needs of both precareer students and 
in-career professionals by offering alternative program require- 
ments that take into account students' academic and profes- 
sional backgrounds. 



MASTER OF SCIENCE 

General Requirements -A minimum of 30 approved gradu- 
ate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the 
Master of Science (MS) degree. All credits must have the adviser's 
endorsement. A thesis is optional in certain Master of Science 
programs. For additional details, students should consult appro- 
priate departmental seaions of the catalog for specific program 
and course requirements for the degree. 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 

The Master of Science in Management (MS) degree prepares stu- 
dents to apply systems thinking to managerial problems, direct 
large-scale projeas, and lead people and organizations through 
complex change. Program details are provided in the "School of 
Business" section of this catalog. 

General Requirements -A minimum of 30 credit hours of 
graduate course work, including a core of five courses, three 
concentration courses, one eleaive and one capstone course 
and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required. The foundation courses 
must be taken prior to taking the core or concentration courses 
and may not be used to fulfill the 30-credit program require- 
ments. The foundation course requirements can be satisfied 
by completion of approved equivalent undergraduate courses: 
a statistics course, courses in accounting and finance for ACFI 
505 and courses in marketing and law for MGMT 506. Students 
concentrating in accounting will need additional prerequisites. 
Accounting students may call 508.53 1 . 1 395 or e-mail afdept® 
bridgew.edu for more information. 



MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK 

The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to 
prepare advanced professional praaitioners to address regional 
needs, promote social justice, and enhance the strength and resil- 
ience of communities, families and individuals. Program details 
are provided in the "Social Work" section of this catalog. 

General Requirements - A minimum of 62 approved gradu- 
ate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the 
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Students enrolled in the 
MSW program for advanced standing are required to complete a 
minimum of 35 approved graduate credits. 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY 

General Requirements - A minimum of 30 approved gradu- 
ate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required for the 
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program. Courses taken 
for the CAGS may not repeat work previously accomplished by 
students in either their undergraduate or graduate degree work. 
At least one-half of the CAGS credits must be earned in courses 
limited to postmaster's students (600-level). 

Currently, the college offers a program leading to a Certificate 
of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education with concen- 
trations in counseling, educational leadership and reading. For 
details, students should consult the counselor education, educa- 
tional leadership and reading program seaions of this catalog. 



COLLABORATIVE CAGS/EdD PROGRAM 

There is a transfer agreement between Bridgewater State 
College, which offers the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 
(CAGS) (see above), and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 
which offers the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree. Further pro- 
gram information is provided in the "School of Education and 
Allied Studies" section of this catalog. 



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Anthropology 
Art 

Biological Sciences 
Chemical Sciences 
Communication Studies 
Criminal Justice 
Earth Sciences 
English 

Foreign Languages 

Geography 

History 

Mathematics and Computer Science 

Music 

Philosophy 

Physics 

Political Science 
Psychology 
Social Work 
Sociology 
Theater and Dance 



Dr. Rita Miller 

Acting Dean, School of Arts and Sciences 



ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS 

Antliropology 

Dr. Diana Fox, Chairperson 

Art 

Dr. Beatrice St. Laurent, Chairperson 
Biological Sciences 

Dr. Donald Padgett, Chairperson 
Chemical Sciences 

Dr. Cielito King, Chairperson 
Communication Studies 

Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Chairperson 
Criminal Justice 

Dr. Carolyn Petrosino, Chairperson 
Earth Sciences 

Dr. Michael Krol, Chairperson 
English 

Dr. John Kucich, Chairperson 
Foreign Languages 

Dr. Fernanda Ferreira, Chairperson 
Geography 

Dr. Robert Hellstrom, Chairperson 
History 

Dr. Leonid Heretz, Chairperson 
Mathematics and Computer Science 

Dr. Lima Shama, Chairperson 
Music 

Dr. Salil Sachdev, Chairperson 
Philosophy 

Dr. Aeon Skoble, Chairperson 
Physics 

Dr. Martina Arndt, Chairperson 
Po//f/ca/Sc/ence 

Dr. George Serra, Chairperson 
Psychology 

Dr. Jonathan Holmes, Chairperson 
Social Work 

Dr. Spencer Zeiger, Chairperson 
Sociology 

Dr. Patricia Fanning, Chairperson 
Theater and Dance 

Associate Professor James Quinn, Chairperson 



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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The School of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate programs 
leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree 
in the areas listed below. Listed beneath each department are 
the concentrations it offers. Concentrations are programs of 
study within the major with their own subset of requirements. 
Only students seleaing the major field of study may complete a 
concentration within that major. The completed concentration is 
indicated on the student's transcript. 



Anthropology 

Cultural Anthropology 
Ger)eral Anthropology 
Public Archaeology 

Art 

Art Education 

Art History 

Crafts 

Fine Arts 

Graphic Design 

New Media 

Photography 

Biology 

Biomedical/Molecular 
Biology 

Environmental Biology 

General Biology 
Chemistry 

Biochemistry 

Environmental Chemistry 

Professional Chemistry 
Chemistry-Geology 
Communications Studies 

Corporate Communication 

Individualized 

Media Studies and 
Communication 
Technologies 

Speech Communication 

Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 
Earth Sciences 
General 

Environmental Geosciences 
Geology 



English 

English Education (High 
School, Middle School) 

Writing 
Geography 
History 

Military History 
Mathematics 
Music 

Music Education 
Philosophy 

Applied Ethics 
Physics 

General Physics 

Professional Physics 
Political Science 

American Politics 

International Affairs 

Legal Studies 

Public Administration 
Psychology 
Social Work 
Sociology 

City, Community 
and Region 

Education 

Gbbal Studies 
Spanish 

Theater and Dance 
Dance Education 
Theater Arts 
Theater Education 



BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF 
SCIENCE 

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs 
allow students to select from a number of areas and provide 
preparation for high school teaching (if secondary education 
is elected as a minor), graduate school and fields of endeavor 
related to the major area of study. 

The decision as to whether to award the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts or the degree of Bachelor of Science shall be consistent with 
the standards in the student's major field as determined by the 
major department. 

In cases where students with double majors are eligible for 
a BA, BS and/or BSE degree, the student will select which major 
department will make the decision regarding which degree the 
student will be awarded. 

Students are advised to consult with their department chair- 
person or major adviser early in their academic career, but not 
later than the end of the sophomore year, in order to select a 
major and to be certain that course seledion will allow gradua- 
tion with the desired degree. 

Students should be aware that not all courses are offered in 
the evening. Students who are only able to enroll in classes 4 pm 
or after should consult the appropriate department chairperson 
for information about the availability of evening sections of 
courses required in a specific major, concentration and/or minor. 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

In the School of Arts and Sciences the following minors in specific 
disciplines or interdisciplinary areas are offered: 

Actuarial Science GLBT Studies 

African Studies Graphic Design 

American Studies History 

Anthropology Latin American and 
Art Caribbean Studies 

Art History Mathematics 

Asian Studies Middle East Studies 

Biochemistry Music 

Biology Philosophy 

Biotechnology Physics 

Canadian Studies Political Science 

Chemistry Portuguese 

Civic Education and Psychology 

Community Leadership Public History 

Communication Studies Public Relations 

Computer Science Russian and East 
Criminal Justice European Studies 

Dance Social Welfare 

Earth Sciences Sociology 

English Spanish 

Environmental Biology Theater Arts ■ 

Ethnic Studies Urban Affairs 

Geography Women's and Gender Studies 
Geophysics 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of 
Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, Master of 
Science and Master of Social Work degrees are offered in the 
following fields: 

Master of Arts 

English 

Concentration: 

Creative Writing 
Psychology 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Biology 

Creative Arts 

English 

History 

Mathematics 

Music 

Physical Science 
Physics 

Master of Public Administration 

Concentrations: 

Civil and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration 
Sustainable Community Development 

Master of Science 

Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 

Master of Social Work 

Additional information regarding graduate programs, includ- 
ing application procedures and academic requirements, may 
be found in the "School of Graduate Studies" and appropriate 
departmental sections of this catalog. 

DEPARTMENTAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

See the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog for 
departmental course descriptions. 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Diana Fox 

Professors: Sandra Faiman-Silva, Curtiss Hoffman 

Associate Professor: Ellen Ingmanson 

Assistant Professor: Louise Badiane 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1799 
Location: Burrill Office Complex 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/anthro 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Anthropology 

Concentrations: Cultural Anthropology, General 
Anthropology 

• BS in Anthropology 
Concentration: Public Archaeology 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Anthropology 

The department provides a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed 
at developing well-rounded, informed citizens with strong criti- 
cal thinking abilities. Department programs also impart skills to 
students, preparing them for a wide range of professions. The 
department encourages students to continue on to 
graduate study. 

Many department faculty members engage in research 
and the department encourages student-faculty collaborative 
research. Students may also carry out internships. The public 
archaeology concentration requires that students participate in 
fieldwork or laboratory work, and the department offers a sum- 
mer archaeological field school. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR 
OF SCIENCE 

Anthropology, the scientific study of humankind, allows students 
to build cross-cultural understandings through an intensive 
study of other cultures. Anthropology is traditionally divided into 
several subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical (or 
biological) anthropology, applied anthropology and linguistics. A 
major in anthropology provides students with an understanding 
of societies and cultures throughout the world. Students major- 
ing in anthropology are prepared to understand and work with 
individuals from other cultural settings; in health care, social 
services and public welfare agencies; or as teachers, museum 
curators, environmentalists, or in private industry. Students may 
selea a BA in cultural anthropology or general anthropology, or a 
BS in public archaeology. Students may also combine a major in 
anthropology with an education major. 



CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION 

Students taking the cultural anthropology concentration are 
introduced to three of the five anthropology subfields along 
with upper-division area studies and topically focused courses. 
Cultural anthropology uses a comparative, cross-cultural method 
to understand human culture and its variations. Cultural anthro- 
pologists draw on quantitative and qualitative data in their 
research, based on firsthand participant observation fieldwork 
and interviews. 



PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY CONCENTRATION 

The public archaeology concentration provides the basic knowl- 
edge and training necessary for careers in contraa archaeology 
and to the study of federal, state and local legislation proteaing 
archaeological resources. The concentration relies heavily on cog- 
nate courses in geology and geography. 



GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION 

The general anthropology concentration introduces students 
to four of anthropology's major subfields: cultural, biological, 
archaeological and applied anthropology. This concentration will 
expose students to a thorough understanding of the breadth 
and depth of anthropology, with an opportunity to see how 
anthropological ideas and methods are used to address human 
problems. Students will be well prepared to bring anthropologi- 
cal skills to the workplace or to enter a broad-based graduate 
program in anthropology. 



ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR 



CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION Credits 

ANTH 100 Introduaion to Cultural Anthropology 3 

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology 3 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3 

ANTH 400 Seminar: Anthropological Theory 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

ANTH 401 Research Methods in Anthropology 3 

Note: LANG 300 Languages of the World may be substituted for 

ANTH 101 or ANTH 103 
Plus one course in a culture area from 3 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 



ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 
ANTH 215 The Caribbean 
ANTH 216 People and Cultures of the Middle East 
ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia 
Plus a one-semester course at the intermediate 

level in a foreign language from the list below 3 

LAAR 151 Intermediate Arabic 
LAFR 251 Intermediate French 
LAGE 151 Intermediate German I 



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Anthropology 



LAIT 151 Intermediate Italian I 

LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese 

LAPO 151 Intermediate Portuguese I 

LARU 151 Intermediate Russian I 

LASP 151 Intermediate Spanish I 
Plus 15 additional credits in anthropology courses, at least 
12 of which must be at the 300 level or above. Students 
may take up to three credits in archaeology or biological 
anthropology at the 300 level or above as part of this 

concentration 15 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
"specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY 

CONCENTRATION Credits 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology 3 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 3 

ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America 3 

ANTH 400 Seminar: Anthropological Theory 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

ANTH 410 Public Archaeology 3 

Plus nine credits of field or laboratory work in archaeology 
(any combination of ANTH 303. ANTH 332, ANTH 405 and 

Directed Study or Internship) 9 

Plus three additional credits in anthropology 3 

Cognate Requirements 

ANTH 401 Research Methods in Anthropology 3 

or 

GEOG 315 Quantitative Geography 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

Plus four courses from 12 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 

EASC 194 Environmental Geology 

EASC 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 

EASC 480 Remote Sensing 

GEOG 213 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I 

GEOG 317 Air Photo Interpretation-Remote Sensing 

GEOG 332 Management and Preservation of the Natural 
Environment 

INTD 350 Soil Identification and Interpretation 
Or other cognates deemed appropriate by the department 

Total minimum credits: 52 



Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION Credits 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology 3 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3 

ANTH 400 Seminar: Anthropological Theory 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement - CWRM) 3 

ANTH 401 Research Methods in Anthropology 3 

Plus one course in a culture area from 3 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 

ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 

ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 
Plus nine additional elective credits in anthropology, at least six 
of which must be at upper division level (300-400), one in 
each of the three subdisciplines below 9 

Cultural 

ANTH 305 Culture Change 

ANTH 307 Anthropology of Religion 

ANTH 308 Anthropology of Education 

ANTH 309 Anthropology of Art 

ANTH 314 Women in Myth and Lore 

ANTH 315 Ethnic Experience in America 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 322 War, Peace and Culture 

ANTH 330 Medical Anthropology 

ANTH 331 Political Anthropology 

ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient-Near East 

ANTH 399 Special Topics in Anthropology, as appropriate 

ANTH 404 Seminar: Culture and Consciousness 

ANTH 41 / Seminar: She/He "Two Spirits" Gender 

Cross-Culturally 
ANTH 420 Visual Anthropology 
ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 
ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism 

Biological 

ANTH 399 Special Topics in Anthropology, as appropriate 
ANTH 405 Forensic Anthropology 
ANTH 406 Seminar: Human Evolution 



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m 

Archaeology 

ANTH 303 Archaeological Field Excavation in 

Prehistoric Sites in New England 
ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America 
ANTH 332 Practicum in Field Archaeology (3 credits) 
ANTH 399 Special Topics in Anthropology, as appropriate 



ANTH 410 Public Archaeology 

Plus three additional, three-credit electives in anthropology, 
two of which must be upper division level 

(300 and above) 9 

Plus one, three-credit research or applied course from the 
list below: 3 



ANTH 303 Archaelogical Field Excavation in Prehistoric 

Sites in New England 
ANTH 332 Practicum in Field Archaeology 
ANTH 355 Anthropological Study Tour 
ANTH 405 Forensic Anthropology 
ANTH 485 Honors Thesis 
ANTH 498 Field Experience in Anthropology 

Foreign Language Requirement 

A two-semester sequence of an introductory foreign language 

or its equivalent 6 

Total minimum credits: 45 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in anthropology and ele- 
mentary education, early childhood education or special educa- 
tion for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with 
suggested course sequences are available. 



ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR 

Anthropology minors are advised to take the Credits 
following courses: 

Any two of the following 6 

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 
Plus any one of the following 3 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 

ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 

ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

Plus 12 additional credits in anthropology 12 

Total minimum credits: 21 




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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Beatrice St. Laurent 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Dorothy Pulsifer 

Professors: Roger Dunn, Rob Lorenson, Mercedes Nunez 

Associate Professors: Jeffrey Asmus, Mary Dondero, 
Ivana George, Magaly Ponce, Robert Saunders III 

Assistant Professors: Leigh Craven, John Hooker, 
Donald Tarallo 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1359 
Location: Art Building, Room 100 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/art 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BAinArt 

Concentrations: Art Education, Art History, Crafts, Fine Arts, 
Graphic Design, New Media, Photography 

• MAT - Creative Arts 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Art 

• Art History 

• Graphic Design 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The Department of Art offers seven concentrations: 

Art Education 

Art History 

Crafts 

Fine Arts 

Graphic Design 

New Media 

Photography 

The undergraduate program offers a broad-based training in the 
visual arts. In addition to course work, internships give firsthand 
experience in such areas as graphic design, museology, exhibi- 
tion planning and community art programs. Students planning 
to pursue graduate study at some point in their careers should 
work closely with their advisers to select appropriate course work 
beyond the 36-hour requirements of the major, thus earning 
themselves a competitive edge in the application process at the 
graduate level. 

Students interested in teaching art must select a minor in 
secondary education. However, state-mandated requirements 
for teacher training are subject to change, so it is necessary to 
consult with Professor Dorothy Pulsifer regarding up-to-date 
requirements. Prospective teachers of art are encouraged to join 
the student chapter of the National Art Education Association. 

Art majors not interested in an education minor are encour- 
aged to selea a minor complementing their interests within the 



major. Students who are not art majors, wishing to minor in art, 
art history or graphic design, will find a diversity of course offer- 
ings suitable to their interests and skills. To ensure an appropriate 
selection of art courses in the major or minor, it is important 
that each student work closely with his or her art adviser or the 
department chairperson in program seleaion. 

A student majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or bet- 
ter in all of the required courses within the art program, repeat- 
ing courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 

Students should be aware that typically there are additional 
hours outside of class to complete course requirements and 
expenses for materials and tools in studio courses beyond the 
required fees. Field trips to museums, studios and commercial 
galleries in the region, in New York City and at other sites are 
regularly a part of many art history and studio art courses and 
include additional costs. 

A gallery calendar of changing exhibitions is maintained 
throughout the academic year in the Wallace L. Anderson Gallery 
within the art building. One of these exhibitions is the student 
show, and art majors and minors are encouraged to set aside 
their best work to submit to this annual showing. In an adjacent 
gallery is a continuing exhibition of works from the permanent 
art collection. These gallery facilities offer a range of work that 
enhances classroom instruction. In addition, visiting artists and 
related art programs are made possible each year by a generous 
gift from the Class of 1936. 

ART MAJOR - FINE ARTS CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-"or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 

Credits 

Foundation Program 

ARTS 104 Digital Imaging and Four-Dimensional Design 3 



ARTS 125 Drawing I 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

Concentration 

In addition to any related course taken as a studio art elective, 
complete four courses (12 credit hours) within one of the 
following groups 12 



Painting 

ARTS 230 Painting I 
ARTS 330 Painting II 
ARTS 430 Advanced Painting 

Printmaking 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 
ARTS 355 Printmaking II 
ARTS 450 Advanced Printmaking 



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Sculpture 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 
ARTS 340 Sculpture II 
ARTS 440 Advanced Sulpture 

Art History 

Complete one Non-Western art history course 

from the following 3 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey; India, China, Japan 
ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour (if an itinerary in 

Africa or Asia) 
ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts (if appropriate) 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

ARTH 492 Topics in Art History (if appropriate) 
Complete three additional art history courses excluding 

ARTH 101 9 

Studio Art Elective 

Complete three of the following courses other than 

those taken above 9 

ARTS 204 Video Art 

ARTS 205 Three-Dimensional Modeling/Animation 

ARTS 216 Photography I 

ARTS 217 Digital Photography I 

ARTS 230 Painting I 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design I 

ARTS 267 Web Art I 

ARTS 270 Ceramics I 

ARTS 273 Glass I 

ARTS 280 Metals I 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 

ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 

ARTS 332 Mixed Media 

ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 

Total minimum credits: 48 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

ART MAJOR - GRAPHIC DESIGN 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 



Foundation Program Credits 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 

Four-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing I 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

Concentration 

The following courses are required in addition to any related 
course taken as a studio art elective 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design 1 3 

ARTS 361 Graphic Design II 3 

ARTS 362 Graphic Design III 3 

ARTS 460 Advanced Graphics (maximum of nine credits) 3 

ARTS 463 Projects in Graphic Design is a 

recommended elective but cannot be used 

to replace ARTS 460 Advanced Graphics 

Art History 

Required course 

ARTH 218 History of Photography 3 

Complete one non-Western art history course 

from the following 3 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 

ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 

ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 

ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour 
(if an itinerary in Africa or Asia) 

ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts (if appropriate) 

ARTH 311 Orientalism 

ARTH 492 Topics in Art History (if appropriate) 
Complete two additional art history courses, 

excluding ARTH 101 6 

Studio Art Elective 

Complete three courses from the following 9 

ARTS 204 Video Art 

ARTS 205 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation 

ARTS 216 Photography I 

ARTS 217 Digital Photography I 

ARTS 230 Painting I 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 

ARTS 267 Web Art I 

ARTS 270 Ceramics I 

ARTS 273 Glass I 

ARTS 280 Metals I 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 

ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 

ARTS 332 Mixed Media 

ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 

Total minimum credits: 48 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, wvwv.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



ART MAJOR- CRAFTS CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 



Foundation Program Credits 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 

Four-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing 1 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

Concentration 

In addition to any related course taken as a 

studio art elective, complete four courses within 

one of the following groups 12 

Ceramics 

ARTS 270 Ceramics I 
ARTS 370 Ceramics II 
ARTS 371 Ceramics III 



ARTS 470 Advanced Ceramics (maximum of nine credits) 
ARTS 499 Directed Study in Arts - Ceramics (maximum 
of six credits) 

Glass 

ARTS 273 Glass I 
ARTS 373 Glass II 

ARTS 473 Advanced Glass (maximum of nine credits 
ARTS 499 Direaed Study in Art - Glass (maximum of 
six credits) 

Metals 

ARTS 280 Metals I 

ARTS 380 Metals Design II 

ARTS 381 Metals III 

ARTS 480 Advanced Metals (maximum of nine credits) 
ARTS 499 Directed Study in Art - Metals (maximum of 
six credits) 

Weaving 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 
ARTS 390 Weaving II 

ARTS 490 Advanced Weaving (maximum of nine credits) 
ARTS 499 Direaed Study in Art - Weaving (maximum of 
six credits) 



Art History 

Complete one non-Western art history course from 

the following 3 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 
ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour 

(if an itinerary in Africa or Asia) 
ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts (if appropriate) 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

ARTH 492 Topics in Art History (if appropriate) 
Complete three additional art history courses excluding 



ARTH 101 9 

Studio Art Elective 

Complete three of the following 9 

ARTS 204 Video Art 



ARTS 205 Three-Dimensional Modeling/Animation 

ARTS 216 Photography I 

ARTS 217 Digital Photography I 

ARTS 230 Painting I 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design I 

ARTS 267 Web Art I 

ARTS 270 Ceramics 

ARTS 273 Glass I 

ARTS 280 Metals I 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 

ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 

ARTS 332 Mixed Media 

ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 

Total minimum credits: 48 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 



ART MAJOR - ART HISTORY 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 



Foundation Program Credits 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 

Four-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing I 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 



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Concentration 

Complete at least one course from each of the first two 
categories (The Americas and Africa and Asia) and two 
additional courses (six credits) from any of the 
four categories 12 

The Americas 

ARTH 203 American Art and Architecture 

ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour (if an itinerary in the 

Americas) 
ARTH 217 African-American Art 
ARTH 219 MesoAmerican Art and Architecture 

Africa and Asia 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 

ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 

ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 

ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour (if an itinerary in Africa 

or Asia) 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

Topics 

ARTH 102 Introduction to Architecture 
ARTH 2 1 1 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of 
Power 

ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts 
ARTH 218 History of Photography 
ARTH 308 Women in the Visual Arts 
ARTH 492 Topics in Art History 

Other Options 

ARTH 135-136 Freshman Honors Colloquium 
ARTH 286-287 Sophomore Honors Colloquium 
ARTH 298 Second Year Seminar (Speaking Intensive) 
or 

ARTH 299 Second Year Seminar (Writing Intensive) 
ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour (European itinerary) 



ARTH 338/339 Honors Tutorial in Art 
ARTH 485 Honors Thesis in Art 
ARTH 490 Art History Studies in Oxford 
ARTH 499 Directed Study in Art History 

Art History 

ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art 3 

ARTH 104 Survey of Art from the 14^^ Century to the Present... 3 

ARTH 309 Early Modern Art and Architecture 3 

ARTH 3 1 Art and Architecture since 1 940 3 

Studio Art Electives 

Complete three of the following 9 

ARTS 204 Video Art 



ARTS 205 Three-Dimension Modeling and Animation 

ARTS 216 Photography I 

ARTS 2 1 7 Digital Photography I 

ARTS 230 Painting I 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design I 

ARTS 267 Web Art I 

ARTS 270 Ceramics I 



ARTS 273 Glass I 

ARTS 280 Metals! 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 

ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 

ARTS 332 Mixed Media 

ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 

Cognate Requirements 



PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art 3 

(or other philosophy course with departmental approval) 

Foreign Language: a two-semester sequence of an 
introduaory foreign language or equivalent proficiency 
is required 6 



Total minimum credits: 57 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



ART MAJOR -NEW MEDIA 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 



Foundation Program Credits 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 

Four-Dimensional 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing 1 3 

ARTS 130Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

Concentration 

ARTS 204 Video Art 3 

ARTS 205 Three-Dimension Modeling and Animation 3 

ARTS 301 Web Art II 3 

ARTS 403 Advanced Web Art 3 

Art History 

ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and Emblems of 

Power 3 

ARTH 3 1 Art and Architecture since 1 940 3 

Plus six additional credits in ARTH courses excluding 

ARTH 101 6 

Studio Art Electives 

Complete two of the following 9 

ARTS 216 Photography I 
ARTS 2 1 7 Digital Photography I 
ARTS 230 Painting I 
ARTS 240 Sculpture I 



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ARTS 255 Printmaking I 
ARTS 260 Graphic Design I 
ARTS 267 Web Art I 
ARTS 270 Ceramics I 
ARTS 273 Glass I 
ARTS 280 Metals I 
ARTS 290 Weaving I 
ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 
ARTS 332 Mixed Media 
ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 
Recommendation: Consider taking electives in computer 
science, music, creative writing, theater and dance. 

Total minimum credits: 48 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 120 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



ART MAJOR - PHOTOGRAPHY 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
in all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 



Foundation Program Credits 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 

Four-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing 1 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

Concentration 

ARTS 216 Photography 1 3 

ARTS 217 Digital Photograhy 1 3 

*ARTS 316 Photography II 3 

*ARTS 416 Advanced Photography 3 



*0n a case by case basis, the courses below may be substituted 
in this category pending departmental approval. 
ARTS 219 Topics in Photography 
ARTS 317 Digital Photography II 
ARTS 319 Field Experience in Photography 
ARTS 418 Topics in Photography 
ARTS 498 Internship in Art 

Art History 



ARTH 218 History of Photography 3 

Complete one non-Western art history course from the 

following 3 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China and Japan 
ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 



ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 214 Global Art History Study Tour (if an itinerary 

in Africa or Asia) 
ARTH 215 Themes in the Visual Arts (if appropriate) 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 

ARTH 492 Topics in Art History (if appropriate) 
Complete two additional art history courses excluding 



ARTH 101 6 

Studio Art Electives 

Complete three of the following 9 

ARTH 204 Video Art 



ARTS 205 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation 

ARTS 230 Painting I 

ARTS 240 Sculpture I 

ARTS 255 Printmaking I 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design I 

ARTS 267 Web Art I 

ARTS 270 Ceramics I 

ARTS 273 Glass I 

ARTS 280 Metals I 

ARTS 290 Weaving I 

ARTS 325 Advanced Drawing 

ARTS 332 Mixed Media 

ARTS 360 Business Issues for Visual Artists 

Total minimum credits: 48 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



ART MAJOR - ART EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION 

Students majoring in education must refer to the Department of 
Elementary and Early Childhood Education and the Department 
of Secondary Education and Professional Programs for specific 
requirements and consult with the art education coordinator, 
Professor Dorothy Pulsifer, for additional information. 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in art must achieve a grade of "C-" or better 
In all of the required courses within the art program, repeating 
courses if necessary to achieve the required grade. 

Credits 



ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art 3 

ARTH 104 Survey of Art 14^^ Century to the Present 3 

ARTH 309 Early Modern Art and Architecture 3 

ARTS 125 Drawing 1 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 



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ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 216 Photography 1 3 

ARTS 225 Drawing II 3 

ARTS 230 Painting 1 3 

ARTS 240 Sculpture 1 3 

ARTS 255 Printmaking 1 3 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design 1 3 

or 

ARTS 104 Introduction to Digital Imaging and 4-D Design 

ARTS 270 Ceramics 1 3 

Total minimum credits: 39 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in art and elementary edu- 
cation, early childhood education or special education for licen- 
sure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with suggested 
course sequences are available. 

ART MINOR Credits 

ARTS 125 Drawing I 3 

All students wishing to minor in art should meet with an art 

department adviser before selecting the remaining 15 

credits. 

Choose one 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 

12 credits in art and/or art history 12 

Total minimum credits: 18 

ART HISTORY MINOR Credits 

Not open to art majors 

ARTH 103 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art 3 

ARTH 104 Survey of Art 14'^ Century to the Present 3 

ARTH 309 Early Modern Art and Architecture 3 

Select four additional courses from art history offerings at 
the 200 level or above. ANTH 309 Anthropology of Art and 
PHIL 225 Philosophy of Art are other options within 

this requirement 12 

Total minimum credits: 21 



GRAPHIC DESIGN MINOR 

This minor develops the necessary skills and critical thinking 
specifically pertaining to the graphic design discipline while 
augmenting a student's major course of study in related fields. 
The curriculum is studio based, developing competence in both 
traditional processes and new technologies. The student learns 
the following: creative problem solving skills, analysis, spatial 
thinking and design principles, all emphasizing the rigor of a 
design studio or advertising firm. 

Credits 

Not open to art majors 

ARTS 125 Drawing I 3 

ARTS 130 Two-Dimensional Design 3 

ARTS 260 Graphic Design 1 3 

ARTS 361 Graphic Design II 3 

ARTS 362 Graphic Design III 3 

ARTH 218 History of Photography 3 

Complete one course (three credits) from the following 3 

Any 200-level ARTS studio course not taken above 

ARTS 140 Three-Dimensional Design 

ARTS 463 Projects in Graphic Design 

Total minimum credits: 21 

Honors Program 

The honors program in art provides highly motivated art majors 
with opportunities to enhance their academic program through 
intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assis- 
tance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an 
advanced degree in art. Contaa the Department of Art for further 
information concerning eligibility and application. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING CREATIVE 
ARTS 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subjea area teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is 
part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in 
the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree pro- 
gram will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already 
hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire 
additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram procedures. 



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Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching licef\se 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

All accepted students must enroll under the direction of their 
adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Graduate Program 
Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this 
catalog. 

Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy.... 3 
EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction 

and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) .... 3 
MAT students are expected to have, or acquire in addition to 
degree requirements, an appropriate background of college level 
courses, to be determined by the department. 

A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic 
area of concentration, which meet the academic and 

professional objectives of the student, is required 18 

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is 
also required. 

Total minimum credits: 34 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Donald Padgett 

Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Professor John Jahoda 

Professors: Jeffery Bowen, Michael Carson, Kevin Curry, 
Hardy Moore 

Associate Professors: Merideth Krevosky, Patricia Mancini 

Assistant Professors: Christopher Bloch, Boriana 
Marintcheva, Jonathan Roling 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1358 
Location: Conant Science Building, Room 226A 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/biology 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Biology 

Concentrations: Environmental Biology, 
Biomedical/Molecular Biology (Biomedical Area, Molecular 
Area), General Biology (Standard Program, Teacher 
Preparation Program) 

• BA in Biology 

• MAT - Biology 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Biology 

• Biotechnology 

• Environmental Biology 

The mission of the biology program is to provide students with 
a broad background in the biological sciences allowing for 
flexibility in making career choices. The department offers an 
undergraduate program leading to the degree of Bachelor of 
Science or Bachelor of Arts and a graduate program leading to 
the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching. Students enrolled in the 
graduate program have the opportunity to develop their skills 
and knowledge in more specialized areas. 

The Bachelor of Science program is designed to provide the 
skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the biotech- 
nology, environmental, health-related and teaching areas, as 
well as providing a sound foundation for graduate or 
professional school. 

The overall goal of the program is to expose students to the 
scientific process and to promote a student's ability to think criti- 
cally. Ultimately, the aim is to transform the student into a more 
analytical thinker and to improve his/her confidence, both aca- 
demically and professionally. The department feels that the best 
way to achieve these goals for our biology students is through 
participation in an undergraduate research experience. 



The Bachelor of Arts permits the student to explore personal 
interests in biology while developing the background needed 
to use biological knowledge in association with a field such as 
sales, illustration or elementary education. With careful course 
selection, this degree can prepare the student for the opportuni- 
ties listed above for the Bachelor of Science. 

In addition to the broad array of biology courses, students 
have opportunities to join biology facu'ty in research projects, 
and to participate in internships, whetner local, regional or out 
of state. 

The Department of Biological Sciences is located in the 
Conant Science Building. Located on the three acres next to the 
building are a 20 x 80 foot greenhouse and the biology garden, 
which includes a pond for aquatic plants. The greenhouse and 
gardens support laboratory and fieldwork and are planted with 
specimens of horticultural interest. The department has 1 teach- 
ing laboratories, two lecture rooms, a biology museum-seminar 
room, and four faculty-student research laboratories that include 
the bioassay laboratory, a tissue culture facility, an image analysis 
laboratory and the South Shore Herbarium. The laboratories are 
well equipped to help students apply the theoretical principles 
of their courses. Equipment includes not only light, fluorescent 
and electron microscopes but also a DNA sequencer, a micro- 
plate reader, elearophoretic equipment and a flow cytometer 
amongst other equipment. In addition, there is close cooperation 
between the biology and chemistry departments that allows for 
access to other equipment such as electrochemical equipment a 
nuclear magnetic resonance spearometer, an atomic absorption 
spectrometer, several infrared (IR) spedrometers, a gas chro- 
matograph, a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer and a high 
pressure liquid chromatograph. 

The location of the campus is a major advantage for conduct- 
ing fieldwork and ecological studies. Within an hour's drive of 
the campus are such diverse habitats as bays, saltmarshes, sandy 
beaches, rocky shores, estuaries, bogs, freshwater ponds, streams 
and rivers (clean and polluted), white cedar swamps, marshes, 
pine groves and hemlock groves. 

The department maintains and operates the Watershed Access 
Laboratory and the Center for the Advancement of Science 
Exploration (CASE) which houses the BSC City Lab located in 
the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications. 
These laboratories are designed for use in teacher professional 
development in environmental education and biotechnology and 
for interdisciplinary studies by faculty and students 



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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The two versions of the biology major are the Bachelor of Science 
in Biology (BS) and the Bachelor of Arts in Biology (BA). Each 
student majoring in biology will be assigned a departmental 
academic adviser from among the faculty of the department, 
and should consult with the adviser in regard to both the BS 
versus BA decision, and selection of courses. It is also important 
to frequently meet with the adviser to verify progress toward 
completion of graduation requirements and meeting departmen- 
tal standards. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY (BS) 

The department offers a BS degree program with three concen- 
trations: environmental biology, biomedical/molecular biology 
and general biology. Within the biomedical/molecular concen- 
tration, a student focuses on either the biomedical area or the 
molecular area. Within the general concentration, a student 
focuses on the standard program or the high school/middle 
school teacher preparation program. All BS students are required 
to take a core of courses consisting of General Biology I and II, 
Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics and Microbiology. In consultation 
with the departmental adviser, each student selects additional 
courses that satisfy the requirements of his or her particular con- 
centration. The Bachelor of Science is designed to prepare 
the student for employment as a biologist in a laboratory or 
field setting, or for advanced training at a graduate or 
professional institution. 

The Environmental Biology concentration presents 
coursework in such areas as wetlands biology, biomonitoring, 
biometry, stream ecology and marine mammal biology. This 
program encourages students to use their biology electives to 
develop a diversified background of skills as well as recommend- 
ed electives in other departments to complement their environ- 
mental interest and open future opportunities for internships and 
careers. Cooperative programs with community environmental 
monitoring organizations such as the Taunton River Watershed 
Alliance allow students to gain practical experience while investi- 
gating actual environmental problems. 

The Biomedical/Molecular Biology concentration offers 
course work in such fields as histology, immunology, virology, 
embryology, biochemistry, molecular biology and neurobiology. 
The two areas within this concentration are distinguished by 
their physiology courses: the biomedical area includes courses in 
human anatomy and physiology, while the molecular area offers 
the option of animal physiology or plant physiology. The biomedi- 
cal area prepares students for health-related pursuits such as 
laboratory or clinical work, or health-professional schools. The 
molecular area is designed for students who plan on graduate 
study in cellular or molecular biology, and for those who seek 
a career in molecular biology or biotechnology laboratory work 
or research, biomedical/molecular internship opportunities are 
available in local hospitals and research laboratories as well as 
national agencies. 

The General Biology concentration is a broad program of 
biological study without defined specialization. The standard 
program provides a wide-ranging background together with 



courses that are tailored to the student's individual interests. 
The high school/middle school teacher preparation program is 
designed to provide the breadth of knowledge required for earn- 
ing Massachusetts teacher licensure and helping middle and high 
school pupils meet Massachusetts educational standards. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY 

(All BS students must take the biology core and cognate courses.) 

Grade Requirement 

Students must receive a grade of "C-" or higher for the biology 
core courses, (BIOL 121, BIOL 122, BIOL 225, BIOL 321 and BIOL 
428). A grade of "B-" or higher is required in BIOL 100 or BIOL 
102 in order for these courses to substitute as an equivalent to 
BIOL 121. Only one grade below "C-" earned in a course taught 
in the department and required outside of the biology core shall 
be accepted to fulfill the requirements for the bachelor's degree. 
Students receiving a grade below "C-" in additional courses may 
continue in the major but must repeat and successfully complete 
the course with the grade of "C-" or better or complete another 
course that fulfills the same required "area" for the major. To 
qualify for graduation with a degree in biology, the student must 
have a major grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 or higher. 



Biology Core Courses Credits 

BIOL 121-122 General Biology l-il 8 

BIOL 200 Cell Biology 4 

BIOL 225 Ecology 4 

BIOL 321 Genetics 4 

BIOL 428 Microbiology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 
Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 4 

Cognate Courses 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll ■. 8 

CHEM 343-344 Organic Chemistry l-ll 8 

MATH 141 Elements of Calculus I 3 

or 

MATH 151 Calculus I* 

MATH 142 Elements of Calculus II* 3 

or 

MATH 152 Calculus II* 
or 

BIOL 297 Biometry 

PHYS181 Elements of Physics 1 4 

or 

PHYS 243 General Physics I* 

PHYS182 Elements of Physics II 4 

or 

PHYS 244 General Physics II* 
* Premedical, preveterinary and predental students: 



PHYS 243-244 is required. MATH 151 is preferred. A second 
semester of calculus should be taken. 

Total minimum credits in the 
biology core and cognate courses: 54 
Note: A student may not apply both BIOL 373 and BIOL 251-252 
toward the BS degree in biology. BIOL 280 may not be applied 
toward the BS degree in biology. 



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ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION 



Credits 



Biology core and cognate courses 54 

Additional requirements: 

BIOL 297 Biometry 4 

BIOL 341 Plant Physiology 4 

Select three environmental biology concentration elective 
courses (consult "A" below). BIOL 396 Research Problems 
in Biology; BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological Research or 
BIOL 485 Honors Thesis; BIOL 498 Internship in Biology; 
BIOL 499 Directed Study in Biology; or BIOL 490 Special 
Topics in Biology (for a total of three credits only) can be 
used for only ONE biology elective or concentration 

elective 9-12 

One environmental concentration elective course in another 
discipline is recommended (consult "B" that follows ) 

Environmental Biology Concentration Internship/ 
Research 

Biology majors in the environmental biology concentration 
should strive to qualify for a three-credit internship or research 
experience (BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology, BIOL 498 
Internship in Biology, or BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological 
Research) as part of their concentration eleaives. Some examples 
are volunteer experience through the Student/Conservation 
Association, paid internships with regulatory agencies such as 
the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Proteaion or 
the National Park Services or research with professional investi- 
gators at Bridgewater State College. An expanded list of intern- 
ship opportunities may be accessed on the biology department 
Web site. Also, consult the biology internship seaion 
that follows. 

A) Environmental Biology Concentration Electives 

(three courses from the following list) 
BIOL 243 Systematic Botany 
BIOL 284 Invertebrate Zoology 
BIOL 325 Ichthyology 
BIOL 326 Marine Biology 
BIOL 327 Wetlands Biology 

BIOL 328 Stream Ecology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 
BIOL 372 Animal Behavior 
BIOL 373 Animal Physiology 

BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology (three credit limit) 

BIOL 408 The Biology of Marine Mammals 

BIOL 420 Limnology 

BIOL 422 Biological Evolution 

BIOL 423 Biological Invasions 

BIOL 425 Population Ecology 

BIOL 485 Honors Thesis 

BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology (at least three credits) 
BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological Research 
BIOL 498 Internship in Biology (three credit limit) 
BIOL 499 Directed Study in Biology (three credits) 



B) Environmental Biology Concentration Electives 

(one course recommended from the following iist) 

CHEM 290 Environmental Chemistry 

COMP 105 Computer and Their Applications: An Introduction 

EASC 210 Oceanography 

EASC 240 Hydrology 

GEOG 213 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I 
INTD 350 Soil Identification and Interpretation 

Total minimum credits: 71 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the " Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

BIOMEDICAL/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 
CONCENTRATION 

Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration: 
Biomedical Area Credits 

Biology core and cognate courses 54 

Additional requirements: 

BIOL 251-252 Human Anatomy and Physiology l-ll 8 

Select two biomedical/molecular concentration electives 

(consult "A" below) 6 

Select one additional biology elective of any type at or above 
the 300 level (three or four credits) (see the "Course 
Descriptions" section in this catalog for all additional 300- 

400 level courses) 3 

BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology; BIOL 497 Under- 
graduate Biological Research or BIOL 485 Honors Thesis; 
BIOL 498 Internship in Biology; BIOL 499 Directed Study in 
Biology; or BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology (for a total of 
three credits only) can be used for only ONE biology elective or 
concentration elective. 

Total minimum credits: 71 

Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration: 
Molecular Area Credits 

Biology core and cognate courses 54 

Additional requirements: 

BIOL 341 Plant Physiology 4 

or 

BIOL 373 Animal Physiology 
Select three biomedical/molecular concentration electives 

(consult "A" below) 9 

Select one additional biology elective of any type at or above 
the 300 level (three or four credits) (see the "Course 
Descriptions" section in this catalog for all additional 

300- and 400-level courses) 3 

BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology; BIOL 497 
Undergraduate Biological Research or BIOL 485 Honors Thesis; 
BIOL 498 Internship in Biology; BIOL 499 Directed Study in 
Biology; or BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology (for a total of 
three credits only) can be used for only ONE biology elective or 
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A) Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration 
Electives: 

BIOL 284 Invertebrate Zoology 

BIOL 320 Biochemistry 

BIOL 350 Molecular Biology 

BIOL 371 Histology 

BIOL 375 Immunology 

BIOL 376 General Endocrinology 

BIOL 382 Comparative Chordate Anatomy 

BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology (3 credit limit) 

BIOL 430 Embryology 

BIOL 434 Biological Electron Microscopy 

BIOL 436 Mammalian Reproductive Physiology 

BIOL 450 Virology 

BIOL 472 Human Genetics 

BIOL 475 Parisitology 

BIOL 482 Neurobiology 

BIOL 485 Honors Thesis 

BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology (at least three credits) 
BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological Research 
BIOL 498 Internship in Biology (three credit limit) 
BIOL 499 Directed Study in Biology (three credit limit) 

Total minimum credits: 70 

Biomedical/Molecular Biology Concentration 
internship/Research 

Biology majors in the biomedical/molecular concentration should 
strive to qualify for three credits of internship or research experi- 
ence (BIOL 498 Internship in Biology or BIOL 396 Research 
Problems in Biology; BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological 
Research) as part of their concentration electives. Some examples 
are volunteer or paid experiences in a nearby laboratory or 
clinic; internships with agencies such as The National Institutes 
of Health, Jackson Laboratory or The Washington Center; or 
research with professional investigators at Bridgewater State 
College. An expanded list of internship opportunities may be 
accessed on the biology department Web site. Also consult the 
biology internship section that follows. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

GENERAL BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION 

General Biology Concentration: 

Standard Program Credits 

Biology core and cognate courses 54 

Additional requirements: 

BIOL 341 Plant Physiology 4 

BIOL 373 Animal Physiology 4 



Three courses at or above the 200 level for a total of at least 
nine credits. (See the "Course Description" section in this 
catalog for all 200-400 level courses.) BIOL 396 Research 
Problems in Biology; BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological 
Research or BIOL 485 Honors Thesis; BIOL 498 Internship 
in Biology; BIOL 499 Directed Study in Biology; or 
BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology (for a total of three credits 
only) can be used for only ONE biology elective or 

concentration elective 9-12 

Total minimum credits: 71 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

General Biology Concentration: 
High School/Middle School Teacher 
Preparation Program 

Students preparing to teach in high school or middle school must 
complete this BS degree in biology and minor either in second- 
ary education-high school (grades 8-12) or secondary educa- 
tion-middle school (grades 5-8). Successful completion of either 
of these programs will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher 
Licensure. Please refer to the catalog entry for the "Department 
of Secondary Education and Professional Programs" for specific 
teacher licensure and program requirements. 

Credits 



Biology core and cognate courses 54 

Additional requirements: 

BIOL 251-252 Human Anatomy and Physiology l-ll 8 

BIOL 341 Plant Physiology 4 

BIOL 382 Comparative Chordate Anatomy 3 

or 

BIOL 284 Invertebrate Zoology 

BIOL 422 Biological Evolution 3 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 



The following course is recommended: 

BIOL 490 Special Topics in Biology: Bioethics 
or 

PHIL 215 Environmental Ethics 
or 

PHIL 216 Values and Technology 
Biology departmental approval to participate in the teaching 
piacticum as signified by the signature of the biology department 
chairperson on the application to engage in the practicum is 
provided, if the following criteria are met: 

• Minimum biology GPA of 2.8 

• Any grade of "D+" or lower in a biology core course has 
been repeated for a grade of at least "C-" 

• Any grade of "D-i-" or lower in a biology elective has been 
repeated for a grade of at least "C-", or substituted with an 
approved biology elective with a grade of at least "C-" 

Total minimum credits: 76 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the 'Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOLOGY (BA) 

The BA degree is designed for the biology major who wishes 
to use biological knowledge in pursuit of a career outside of 
biology. Examples of such careers are teaching elementary 
education, science writing, scientific illustration, technical sales 
or publishing. By carefully seleaing biology courses and adding 
particular courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics beyond 
the BA requirements, a BA degree holder may qualify for many of 
the career opportunities listed under the BS. 

The BA degree requires a minimum of 1 2 courses with the 
following specifications; 

Grade Requirement 

Students must receive a grade of "C-" or higher for the biology 
core courses BIOL 1 2 1 and BIOL 1 22. A grade of " B-" or higher 
is required in BIOL 1 00 or BIOL 1 02 in order for these courses to 
substitute as an equivalent to BIOL 121. Only one grade below 
'C-" earned in a course taught in the department and outside 
of the biology core shall be accepted to fulfill the requirements 
for the bachelor's degree. Students receiving a grade below "C-" 
in additional courses may continue in the major but must repeat 
and successfully complete the course with the grade of "C-" or 
better or complete another course that fulfills the same required 
"area" for the major. To qualify for graduation with a degree 
in biology, the student must have a major grade point average 
(GPA) of 2.3 or higher. 

Credits 

BIOL 121-122 General Biology l-ll 8 

Two biology courses at the 200 level 6 

Two biology courses at the 300 level* 6 

Two biology courses at the 400 level* 6 

Two additional biology courses at or above the 200 level 6 

*Note: As part of the 300- and 400-level required courses, stu- 
dents must complete either BIOL 328 Stream Ecology or BIOL 
428 Microbiology as their Writing Intensive in the Major Core 
Curriculum Requirement (CWRM). 

Cognate Courses 

CHEM 131-132 Survey of Chemistry l-ll 7 

Note: A student may not apply both BIOL 280 and BIOL 251-252 
toward the BA degree in biology. 

Total minimum credits: 39 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 



this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in biology and elementary 
and early childhood education or special education. Appropriate 
advising materials are available in the Department of Biological 
Sciences and Department of the Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education. 

BIOLOGY MINOR Credits 

A minimum of 18 credits in biology, including: 

BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4 

At least 14 additional credits in biology at or above the 
200 level planned in consultation with the chairperson of 
the Department of Biological Sciences 14 

Note: BIOL 122 General Biology II may be substituted for one 
of the courses at or above the 200 level. 

Total minimum credits: 18 

BIOTECHNOLOGY MINOR Credits 

A minimum of 20 credits in biology, including: 

BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4 

BIOL 200 Cell Biology 4 

BIOL 321 Genetics 4 

BIOL 428 Microbiology 4 

At least four additional credits in biology from the biomedical/ 
molecular biology concentration electives planned in 
consultation with the chairperson of the Department of 

Biological Sciences 4 

Total minimum credits: 20 

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY MINOR Credits 

A minimum of 19 credits in biology, including: 

BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4 

BIOL 122 General Biology II 4 

BIOL 225 Ecology 4 

At least seven additional credits in biology from the environ- 
mental concentration electives planned with tne chairperson 

of the Department of Biological Sciences 7 

Total minimum credits: 19 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in biology provides an opportunity for 
highly qualified biology majors to study biology and to condua 
independent research in biology for honors credit. Interested 
students should contaa the Department of Biological Sciences 
by their sophomore year for further information concerning 
eligibility and application. 



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Biological Sciences 



UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

The Department of Biological Sciences provides the opportunity 
for students to participate in a true research experience, 
which is increasingly an advantageous component of under- 
graduate training. 

Each semester, BIOL 396 Research Problems in Biology and 
BIOL 497 Undergraduate Biological Research are offered by 
faculty members who direct and supervise either individuals or a 
small team of undergraduates in a research project. Students are 
intimately involved with experimental design as well as data col- 
lection, analysis and interpretation. The course culminates with 
a student presentation of the semester's work in a departmental 
seminar. These courses are often followed by a presentation 
at a professional scientific meeting. Research topics vary from 
semester to semester as different faculty members direct the 
research course; equally valuable training and experience in sci- 
entific methodology is obtained with all topics. The Department 
of Biological Sciences highly recommends this experience which 
adds a profitable dimension that is not provided by ordinary 
course work. 



BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP 

Biology students interested in developing a field or laboratory 
experience through BIOL 498 Internship in Biology must meet 
the following criteria to be considered: 

• Prior completion of at least 54 credits and at least two 
semesters of biology at Bridgewater State College 

• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA overall, and 2.7 GPA 
in biology 

• Prior agreement of a faculty member to act as faculty super- 
visor and oversee the specific internship 

• Submission of a completed internship application form to 
the department chairperson by the middle of the semester 
preceding the internship 

A list of internship opportunities may be accessed at the 
Department of Biological Sciences Web site. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING BIOLOGY 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subject area teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is 
part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in 
the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree pro- 
gram will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already 
hold a standard level of professional license and want to acquire 
additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
seaion of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram procedures. 



Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

All accepted students must enroll under the direction of 
their adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which 
is described under "Graduate Advisers and Graduate Program 
Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" seaion of 
this catalog. 



Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy.... 3 
EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) ....3 
MAT students are expected to have, or acquire in addition to 



degree requirements, an appropriate background of college- 
level courses, to be determined by the department. 
18 credit hours of biology - graduate-level course work from 
among the following is required: Note: The student may take 
the same numbered course more than once if the subject 

matter is different 18 

*BIOE 51 1 Advanced Biological Topics and Techniques 
*BIOE 512 Advances in Biological Science 
*BIOE 513 Advances in Cell/Molecular Biology 
*BIOE 514 Advances in Biomedical/Physiological Biology 
*BIOE 51 5 Advances in Ecological/Environmental Biology 
*BIOL 503 Direaed Study (or other approved course) 
*BIOE 511 -BlOE 515 will focus on outcomes. 
Teachers will be expected to develop a knowledge base appro- 
priate to the subject matter and to develop the skills and tech- 
niques needed for laboratory or fieldwork in the field study. 
Students may not take BlOE 500-level graduate courses that 
cover subject matter that the student has previously taken either 
at the graduate or undergraduate level. 
Successful completion of a biology department comprehensive 
examination is also required. 

Total minimum credits: 34 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
GENERAL SCIENCE 

This program is inactive. 



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Chemical Sciences 



FACULTY 

Chairperson and Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Associate Professor Cielito King 

Professor: Frank Gorga 

Associate Professors: Edward Brush, Steven Haefner 

Assistant Professors: Samer Lone, Chifuru Noda, 
Stephen Waratuke 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1233 
Location: Conant Science Building, Room 318 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/chem 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Chemistry 

• BS in Chemistry 

Concentrations: Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, 
Professional Chemistry 

• BS in Chemistry-Geology (offered jointly with the 
Department of Earth Sciences) 

• MAT- Physical Science 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Biochemistry 

• Chemistry 

The Department of Chemical Sciences offers programs lead- 
ing to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in 
Chemistry. These programs are designed to provide the skills and 
knowledge necessary to prepare students for successful careers 
in the chemical, pharmaceutical or biotech industries for chemi- 
cal research, teaching, oceanography and environmental science 
or for further study in graduate degree programs and 
professional schools. 

The department is housed in the Conant Science Building 
and maintains a suite of modern scientific instrumentation that 
is used for both teaching and research purposes. This includes 
elearochemical equipment, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 
spearometer, an atomic absorption spearometer (AA), several 
infrared (IR) spectrometers, an ultraviolet-visible spearophotom- 
eter (UVA/is), and a luminescence spearometer. Other equipment 
includes a gas chromatograph (GC), a gas chromatograph/mass 
spearometer and a high pressure liquid chromatograph. 

Students, staff and faculty maintain an atmosphere of infor- 
mal interaaion, both inside and outside the classroom and 
laboratory. Many students participate in Chemistry Club aaivi- 
ties, which include seminars by area scientists, visits to academic 
and industrial laboratories and special social events. Students are 
encouraged to participate in research and together with faculty 
often attend American Chemical Society (ACS) and other profes- 
sional meetings throughout the country to present their 
research results. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF 
SCIENCE 

The chemistry major, with a concentration in biochemistry, envi- 
ronmental chemistry or professional chemistry, leads to the BS 
degree. These programs are designed for students who plan a 
career as a professional chemist or biochemist either immediately 
after graduation or after graduate work in a chemically related 
discipline. Satisfaaory performance (a 3.0 average or better) in 
any of these programs gives students the preparation required 
to obtain an assistantship or fellowship in graduate school. The 
biochemistry and the professional chemistry programs are both 
certified by the American Chemical Society. 

The chemistry major (without a concentration) leads to the 
BA degree. This program is designed for students who wish to 
prepare for fields such as medicine, dentistry, secondary school 
teaching, chemical or pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy, envi- 
ronmental sciences or veterinary medicine. A minimum number 
of chemistry courses are required so that a program of other 
courses suited to the individual's interests may be developed in 
consultation with the student's adviser. 

Additionally, the department offers a chemistry-geology major 
jointly with the Department of Earth Sciences. It also participates 
in preprofessional advising for students interested in medicine 
and dentistry or oceanography. Additional information may be 
found in the "Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs" 
seaion of this catalog. 

Students interested in any of the programs offered by the 
department should enroll in CHEM 141 Chemical Principles I and 
calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 141) in the fall semester of their 
first year. Additionally, students interested in biochemistry should 
also enroll in BIOL 1 2 1 . In the spring semester of the first year, 
students will normally take CHEM 1 00 Computers in Chemistry 
in addition to continuing with CHEM 142 Chemical Principles II 
and the second semester of calculus. Students need not decide 
among the various programs within the department until the 
spring of their second year. Because of the sequential nature of 
many courses required in our programs, we urge new students to 
consult with a chemistry faculty member in addition to the regu- 
lar freshman advisers during the first year registration process. 



CHEMISTRY MAJOR 

(Leading to a BA degree) Credits 

CHEM 100 Computers in Chemistry (COMP 100 is 

an acceptable substitute) 2 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll 8 

CHEM 242 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3 

CHEM 343-344 Organic Chemistry l-ll 8 

CHEM 381-382 Physical Chemistry l-ll : 8 

CHEM 461 General Biochemistry 1 4 



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MATH 151-152 Calculus Ml (MATH 141-142 are acceptable 
substitutes with the permission of the adviser*) 6 

PHYS 243-244 General Physics l-ll (PHYS 181-182 are 
acceptable substitutes with permission of adviser*) 8 

*Note: MATH 141-142 and PHYS 181-182 are not acceptable 

as substitutes in the professional chemistry program. 

Total minimum credits: 47 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

CHEMISTRY MAJOR WITH A 
CONCENTRATION IN BIOCHEMISTRY 

(Leading to a BS degree;approved by 

the American Chemical Society) Credits 

All of the courses required for the chemistry major, 

except CHEM 242 44 

Plus the following additional courses: 

CHEM 444 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 

CHEM 462 General Biochemistry II 3 

CHEM 466 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory 2 

BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4 

BIOL 200 Cell Biology 4 

BIOL 321 Genetics 4 

BIOL 428 Microbiology 4 

One of the following 3 

CHEM 241 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 

CHEM 250 Instrumentation 

CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis 

Total minimum credits: 71 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 



CHEMISTRY MAJOR WITH A 
CONCENTRATION IN 
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 

(Leading to a BS degree) Credits 

All of the courses listed for the chemistry major 47 

Plus the following additional courses: 

CHEM 290 Environmental Chemistry 3 

CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis 3 

CHEM 490 Special Topics in Chemistry 3 

BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

BIOL 122 General Biology II 4 

or 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 

Select one course from the following 4 

BIOL 225 Ecology 
BIOL 420 Limnology 
EASC 240 Hydrology 
EASC 250 Geomorphology 
EASC 350 Structural Geology 
EASC 450 Geochemistry 

Total minimum credits: 72 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" sertion of 
this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

CHEMISTRY MAJOR WITH A 
CONCENTRATION IN 
PROFESSIONAL CHEMISTRY 

(Leading to a BS degree; approved 

by the American Chemical Society) Credits 

All of the courses required for the chemistry major* 47 

Plus the following additional courses: 

CHEM 241 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 3 

CHEM 444 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 

CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis 3 

CHEM 492 Labcratory Techniques 3 

MATH 251 Calculus III 3 

One additional mathematics course selected from 

the following 3 

MATH 110 Elementary Statistics I 

MATH 120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 

MATH 200 Probability and Statistics 

MATH 202 Linear Algebra 

MATH 316 Differential Equations 
*Note: MATH 141-142 and PHYS 181-182 are not acceptable as 
substitutes in the professional chemistry program. 

Total minimum credits: 65 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. These 
earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as speci- 
fied in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of this 
catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, www.bridgew.edu/ 
corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the 
"Undergraduate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog.. 



CHEMISTRY-GEOLOGY MAJOR 

(Leading to a BS in Chemistry-Geology) 

A major in chemistry-geology is offered jointly with the 
Department of Earth Sciences. See the catalog section 
titled "Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs" for 
detailed information. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in chemistry or chemistry- 
geology and elementary education, early childhood education 
or special education for licensure purposes. Please contaa the 
Department of Chemical Sciences and the appropriate education 
department for further information. 



MINOR IN SECONDARY (HIGH SCHOOL, 
MIDDLE SCHOOL OR PreK-12 SPECIALIST) 
EDUCATION 

Students may major in chemistry and minor in secondary (high 
school, grades 8- 1 2); middle school (grades 5-8 or PreK- 1 2 
specialist) education. Successful completion of these programs 
will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. Please 
refer to the "Department of Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs" for specific teacher licensure and 
program requirements. 



CHEMISTRY MINOR Credits 

CHEM 100 Computers in Chemistry 2 

or 

one other chemistry course at the 200-level or higher 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles I and II 8 

CHEM 343-344 Organic Chemistry I and II 8 

Total minimum credits: 18 

BIOCHEMISTRY MINOR Credits 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles I and II 8 

CHEM 343-344 Organic Chemistry I and II 8 

CHEM 461-462 General Biochemistry I and II 7 



Total minimum credits: 23 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in chemistry provides highly motivated 
chemistry majors with opportunities to enhance their academic 
program through intensive scholarly study and research designed 
to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit 
of an advanced degree in chemistry. Contaa the Department of 
Chemical Sciences for further information concerning eligibility 
and application. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

This program is inactive. 

CHEMISTRY 

This program is inactive. 

GENERAL SCIENCE 

This program is inaaive. 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

The MAT in Physical Science degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subjed area teachers who have an 
initial license in chemistry, earth science or physics and are 
seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. This MAT program is defined to meet the 
"appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the 
criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most 
recent Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education licensure regulations. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of this catalog for information regarding program policy 
and procedures. 

For current information concerning program requirements, 
consult the "Physics" seaion of this catalog. 



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Communication Studies 



FACULTY 

Chairperson and Graduate Program Coordinator 

Associate Professor Jabbar Al-Obaidi 

Professors: Joel Litvin, Thomas Mickey, Nancy Street 

Associate Professors: Arthur Lizie Jr., Susan Miskelly, 
Nancy Owens 

Assistant Professors: Jason Edwards, Maria Hegbloom, 
Bjorn Ingvoldstad, Melanie McNaughton, Nancy Van Leuven 

Instructor: Amanda Brozana 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1348 
Location: Maxwell Library, Room 215 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/comm 



DEGREE PROGRAM 

• BA in Communication Studies 
Concentrations: Corporate Communication, Individualized, 
Media Studies and Communication Technologies, Speech 
Communication 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Communication Studies 

• Public Relations* 

• Interdisciplinary minor 



The Department of Communication Studies is committed to 
providing excellent undergraduate programs for students at 
Bridgewater State College. The department offers a Bachelor of 
Arts (BA) in communication studies. It provides students with a 
broadly based liberal arts grounding in history, struaure, process, 
culture, social application and functions of human communica- 
tion, and with the competencies required for effective commu- 
nication in the 2?^ century. It also supports an integrated model 
of learning and relaxing the rigid boundaries between academic 
requirements, professional training and the liberal arts. 

In addition, the Department of Communication Studies 
endeavors to: 

• foster the student's ability to integrate critical, theoretical 
and ethical perspectives in the field of communication and 
apply them to their professional, personal and civic lives. 

• train students in analytical and critical thought, in oral expo- 
sition and argument in the literature of communication and 
in the research that supports it. 

• provide through theoretical perspectives and practical 
experience, rich opportunities and preparation for careers in 
communication and media, for work in other fields for which 
communication is pivotal for success and for advanced study 
in communication. 

In addition to study abroad and internship, students major- 
ing in communication studies are involved in a number of 
activities beyond the classroom pertaining to their academic 
program. These activities include membership in the National 
Communication Association BSC Chapter (NCA), the Public 



Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the Bridgewater 
Video and Film Association (BVFA), Lambda Pi Eta and the 
Forensics Society. Majors also participate in fundraising for good 
causes; service learning; community outreach projects; creative 
and expressive projeas; and in speaking, acting and debate tour- 
naments at both the regional and national level. The operation 
of the radio station WBIM (91.5 FM) and the publication of the 
BSC newspaper "The Comment" is under the direa management 
of students. These activities provide students with opportunities 
for professional development as well as public relations engage- 
ments to meet and exchange views and opinions on issues 
related to cultural dialogues, and local and global issues. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The Department of Communication Studies strives to educate the 
residents of the region in the matter and practices of the field of 
communication and media with the following concentrations: 



MEDIA STUDIES AND COMMUNICATION 
TECHNOLOGIES CONCENTRATION 

The Media Studies and Communication Technologies concentra- 
tion introduces students to the theory and practice of the study 
of media as part of their communication studies major. Through 
advising, students have the ability to more deeply explore their 
particular area of interest. Students may selea elective courses 
that focus on film and media studies, including courses on media 
history, theory and criticism; journalism, including news gather- 
ing and produaion across a range of media; or multimedia pro- 
duction, which offers a wide breadth of produrtion opportunities, 
focusing on video but spanning from radio to new media. 

Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C" or higher in all communication studies (COMM) 
course work is required for all students. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMM 221 Foundations of Communication 3 

COMM 222 Communication Studies Theory 3 

COMM 224 Communication Studies Research 3 

COMM 229 Foundations of Media Studies 3 

COMM 311 Media Literacy 3 

COMM 496 Seminar in Media Studies and Communication 
Technologies (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 



COMM 215 Television Studio Production (Television 

Production I) 
COMM 225 Film as Communication 
COMM 240 Introduction to Journalism 

Choose three courses from the following 9 

COMM 150 Practicum in Communication Media 
COMM 214 Radio Production 
COMM 240 Introduction to Journalism 
COMM 288 Communication Colloquium 
COMM 290 Beginning Videography 



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COMM291 Video Editing 

COMM 310 Film History: Western Cinema 

COMM 313 Media Law and Ethics 

COMM 335 News and Politics 

COMM 345 Writing for Radio and Television 

COMM 350 Documentary Film 

COMM 355 Images of Gender in Media 

COMM 366 Advanced Audio Production 

COMM 370 Screenwriting 

COMM 371 Global Cinema 

COMM 390 Television Direction (Documentary) 

COMM 397 Cyber Culture and Digital Media 

COMM 401 Film Theory and Criticism 

COMM 415 Advanced Television Production (Features) 

COMM 430 Topics in Film 

COMM 462 Patterns of International Communication 
COMM 498 Internship in Communication (three credits only) 
COMM 499 Directed Study in Communication 
(one to three credits only) 
Choose two courses (six credits) from any 300- or 400-level 

communications studies (COMM) courses 6 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sertion of this catalog. 



SPEECH COMMUNICATION 
CONCENTRATION 

The speech communication concentration within the communica- 
tion studies major provides a broad perspective of communica- 
tion knowledge and skills within interpersonal, group, social, 
national and international situations. Students who choose this 
concentration will become acutely aware of speech communica- 
tion subjects such as interpersonal, group, gender, rhetoric, politi- 
cal and intercultural communication. 

Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C" or higher in all communication studies (COMM) 
course work contributing to the major is required for all students. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMM 221 Foundations of Communication 3 

COMM 222 Communication Studies Theory 3 

COMM 224 Communication Studies Research 3 

COMM 250 Public Speaking 3 

COMM 495 Communication Studies Seminar 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement -CWRM) 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 

COMM 210 Voice and Diction 



COMM 260 Group Communication and Decision Making 
COMM 270 Interpersonal Communication 



Choose 12 credits from the following 12 

COMM 110 Forensics Practicum 

COMM 135 Freshman Honors Colloquium 

COMM 136 Freshman Honors Colloquium 

COMM 286 Sophomore Honors Colloquium 

COMM 287 Sophomore Honors Colloquium 

COMM 305 Advanced Forensics Laboratory 

COMM 330 Business and Professional Communication 

COMM/INTD/PSYC 349 Perspectives on the Holocaust 

COMM 360 Argumentation and Advocacy 

COMM 361 Gender Communication 

COMM 362 American Public Address 

COMM/POLI 364 Political Communication 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

COMM 399 Topical Studies 

COMM 402 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 

COMM 450 Persuasion 

COMM 498 Internship (three credits only) 

COMM 499 Directed Study in Communication 
(one to three credits only) 
Choose two courses from any 300- or 400-level 

communications studies (COMM) courses 6 

Total minimum credits; 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



CORPORATE COMMUNICATION 
CONCENTRATION 

The corporate communication concentration within the com- 
munication studies major allows students to focus on either 
public relations or organizational communication. Both areas 
within the concentration serve to foster a deeper understand- 
ing and praaical application of communication knowledge and 
skills within for-profit, government and nonprofit organizations. 
Students will also focus attention on communication issues relat- 
ed to the impaa of globalization, the implications of communica- 
tion issues related to the impaa of globalization, the implications 
of communication technology and demonstrate proficiency in 
communication management. 

Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C" or higher in all communications studies (COMM) 
course work contributing to the major is required for all students. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMM 221 Foundations of Communication 3 

COMM 222 Communication Studies Theory... 3 

COMM 224 Communication Studies Research 3 



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COMM 492 Seminar in Corporate Communication 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 

COMM 226 Introduction to Public Relations 
COMM 303 Introduction to Organizational Communication 
Choose five courses from the following 1 5 



COMM 227 Multimedia Applications for Public Relations 
COMM 312 Writing for Public Relations 
COMM 330 Business and Professional Communication 
COMM 337 Public Relations Theory 
COMM 341 Public Relations Case Studies 
COMM 353 Corporate Communication and Social 

Responsibility 
COMM 391 Public Relations Practicum 
COMM 470 Organizational Communication: Events Planning 
COMM 472 Communication Training and Development 
COMM 498 Internship in Communication (three credits only) 
COMM 499 Directed Study in Communication 
(one to three credits only) 
Choose two courses from any 300- to 400-level communica- 
tions studies (COMM) courses 6 

Total minimum credits; 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



INDIVIDUALIZED CONCENTRATION 

Students may work with their advisers to design, with the 
approval of the chairperson, an individualized concentration. 
The individualized concentration must include 36 credits from 
departmental course offerings. 

Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C"or higher in all communication studies course 
work contributing to the major is required for all students. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMM 221 Foundations of Communication 3 

COMM 222 Communication Studies Theory 3 

COMM 224 Communication Studies Research 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 



COMM 492 Seminar in Corporate Communication 
COMM 495 Communication Studies Seminar 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 
COMM 496 Seminar in Media Studies and 

Communication Technologies (Writing Intensive 

in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 
Choose eight courses from any communications studies 
(COMM) courses including at least two courses 
(six credits) from any 300- or 400-level communication 
studies (COMM) courses 24 



Note: If COMM 498 Internship in Communication Studies 
(limited to three credits only) or COMM 499 Direaed Study in 
Communication (limited to one to three credits only) is selected, 
a combined maximum of six credits only may be applied to the 
concentration requirement. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, seethe "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major, one in communication 
studies and another in elementary education, early childhood 
education or special education for licensure purposes. 



COMMUNICATION STUDIES MINOR Credits 



COMM 221 Foundations of Communication 3 

COMM 222 Communication Studies Theory 3 

Plus 12 additional credits selected from communication 
(COMM) courses, of which six must be at the 300 level 
or higher 12 



Total minimum credits: 18 



INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR IN PUBLIC 
RELATIONS 

This public relations minor is offered as a cooperative effort by 
the Departments of Communication Studies, Management and 
English. It provides an opportunity for students to acquire knowl- 
edge and skills germane to public relations practice. Students 
take courses in management, advertising, public relations, mar- 
keting and business writing or elect presentational skills courses, 
for a total of 21 credit hours. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMM 226 Introduction to Public Relations 3 

COMM 391 Public Relations Practicum 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 3 

MGMT 424 Advertising 3 



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Choose one 3 

COMM 212 Announcing 

COMM 250 Public Speaking 

COMM 330 Business and Professional Communication 
Choose one 3 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 

ENGL 202 Business Communication 
Interested students should contact the department chairperson 
of the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of 
Management or the Department of English. 

Total minimum credits: 21 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in communication studies provides 
highly motivated communication studies majors with 
opportunities to enhance their academic program through 
intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of 
assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of 
an advanced degree in communication studies. Contact the 
Department of Communication Studies for further information 
concerning eligibility and application. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

SPEECH COMMUNICATION AND THEATER 

This program is inactive. 



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Criminal Justice 



FACULTY seven broad areas identified by the BHE as essential for criminal 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Carolyn Petrosino l^^tice programs: 1) Administration of Justice; 2) Crime Theory; 3) 

Law Enforcement; 4) Criminal Law; 5) Corrections; 6) Ethics; and 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Assistant Professor 7) Research and Analytic Methods. 
Jo-Ann Della-Giustina 

Associate Professor: Dion Dennis Required Courses Credits 

. . , ^, . , . , , CRJU 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 

Assistant Professors: Kyung-shick Choi. Aviva Twersky ^-rju 202 Introduction to Crime Theory 3 

Glasner. Mitchel Librett. Brian Nussbaum, Dina Perrone. ^RJU 331 Police. Community and Society 3 

Christa Polczynski. Richard Wright CRJU 335 Criminal Law and the Courts 3 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.2107 CRJU 354 Corrections 3 

Location: Maxwell Library, Room 311 CRJU 406 Ethics and the Criminal Justice System 3 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/criminaljustice CRJU 410 Applied Crime Theory in Criminal Justice 3 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement 

DEGREE PROGRAMS (-pjU 420 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3 

• BS in Criminal Justice CRJU 430 Analyzing Criminal Justice Data 3 

• MS in Criminal Justice One course from the following 3 

Concentrations: Administration of Justice. Crime and CRJU 358 Race. Class. Crime and Justice 

Corrections CRJU 369 Gender, Crime and Justice 
CRJU 388 Hate Crime 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR CRJU 404 Media. Justice and Crime 

CRJU 425 Comparative Crime and Deviance 

• CriminalJustice One course from the following 3 

CRJU 496 Seminar: Critical Issues in Crime and Justice 

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a major program in CRJU 497 Research 

criminal justice and a minor in criminal justice. CRJU 498 Internship in Criminal Justice 

The department provides a rigorous discipline-specific cur- (only three credits will count toward the major) 

riculum aimed at developing well-rounded graduates with strong Elective Requirements 

critical thinlcing abilities^Department programs also impart skills ^^^^^^^ 6 

to s^udenK, prepanng them for a wide range of career options ^rj^ 213 The Juvenile Justice System 

in the field of criminal ]ustice or closely related fields. Career ^pju/SOCI 227 Deviance and Social Control 

options include positions in the criminal justice system, educa- ^pj^j/jo^-, ^55 Delinquency 

ion, research, private treatment agencies and various state and ^^j^ 3^3 comparative Legal Systems in a Global Context 
federal justice agencies. The department encourages students to ^^j^j 3^^ Law '5,5,1,5 and Society 
continue on to graduate study. Cm37Smt>ameonMMmmmmiLibmj 

Many department faculty members engage m research CRJU 332 Historyjjf Policing in America .. 

and the department encourages student-faculty collaborative CRjy 334 white Collar Crime Arctuves 

research. Students may also carry out internships. CRJli^GCI 339 mmimMAfm^T/iTE COLLEGE 

, CRJU 346 Criminal Praceduw • , , ^. „p,„, 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ™U 347 Restorative Justic?^^a^eiV<it«, IhA 0J.d5 

CRJU 358 Race. Class. Crime and Justice 

(if not tc' ken above) 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CRJU 359 Technology and Crime Control 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with ^69 Gender. Crime and Justice (if not taken above) 

a solid background in criminal justice and criminology, enabling z .] z,^^ J"^l ■ r ■ ■ i • *• 

them to develop a broad understanding of crime and the criminal fj, f/'v^tization in Criminal Justice 

justice system. The department developed the criminal justice ):^Z too l.r -rt * * l u x 

program to meet the standards for criminal justice programs ^^[J, ^ Hate Crime (if not taken above) 

designed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE). ^^^^^^^ ^P^^'^' ^^P'" ^^^^'^^ ^^^^'^^ 

The same standards are also afjkmed by the Academy of Criminal ^n?. . ^ a >• » * j- . j ^ • 

Justice (AOS). Program s«^ymphasiz*Jhefl^(o6rnMfi!«hveiJ L%IW '"'^ 

skills in critical thinking. ^Mjii^l^ conceptualizingjdeas. 

and understanding crim i ggfeij ^^ a. Students take coifeKW^^ 

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CRJU 406 Ethics and the Criminal Justice System 
CRJU 425 Comparative Crime and Deviance 

(if not taken above) 
CRJU 426 Ethnography and Crime Analysis 
CRJU 485 Honors Thesis 
PSYC 269 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 

Cognate Courses 

One course from the following 3 

ECON 325 The Economy of Crime 

ECON 340 Law and Economics 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 

PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 

PHIL 403 Ethics and Action 

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: 

The Powers of Government 
POLI 342 Constitutional Law and Politics: 

The First Amendment 
POLI 343 Constitutional Law and Politics: 

Liberty and Equality 
POLI 344 Constitutional Law and Politics: 

The Rights of the Accused 
POLI 389 Racial Politics in the United States 
PSYC 269 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 

(if not taken as a criminal justice elective) 
PSYC 370 Abnormal Psychology 
PSYC 474 Forensic Psychology 
SOCI 228 Criminology 
SOCI 310 Women and Crime 
SOCI 313 Family Violence 

Total minimum credits: 42 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR 

The criminal justice minor consists of six courses (18 credits). 

The objective of the minor program is to provide a substantive 
area of study in criminal justice for students majoring in comple- 
mentary disciplines such as sociology, political science, social 
work, economics, anthropology or psychology. Criminal justice 
education includes the scientific study of crime and delinquency, 
law-making, punishment and the reintegration of the offender 
back into the community. Students in the minor program are 
required to take basic courses that will provide a theoretical and 
applied knowledge of the discipline. 



Credits 

Required criminal justice core courses 6 

CRJU 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 

CRJU 410 Applied Crime Theory in Criminal Justice 
Choose one course from the following 3 

CRJU 331 Police, Community and Society 

CRJU 335 Criminal Law and the Courts 

CRJU 354 Corrections 
Criminal Justice electives (choose any three courses) 9 

CRJU 213 The Juvenile Justice System 

CRJU/SOCI 227 Deviance and Social Control 

CRJU/SOCI 255 Juvenile Delinquency 

CRJU 323 Comparative Legal Systems in a Global Context 

CRJU 324 Law, Justice and Society 

CRJU 325 Political Theory and the Justice System 

CRJU 332 History of Policing in America 

CRJU/SOCI 334 White Collar Crime 

CRJU/SOCI 339 Violence, Guns and Society 

CRJU 346 Criminal Procedure 

CRJU 347 Restorative Justice 

CRJU 358 Race, Class, Crime and Justice 

CRJU 359 Technology and Crime Control 

CRJU 381 Privatization in Criminal Justice 

CRJU 385 Victimology 

CRJU 388 Hate Crime 

CRJU 399 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 

CRJU 404 Media, Justice and Society 

CRJU 425 Comparative Crime and Deviance 

CRJU 426 Ethnography and Crime Analysis 

CRJU 485 Honors Thesis 

PSYC 269 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 

SOCI 310 Women and Crime 

Total minimum credits: 18 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in criminal justice provides highly motivated 
criminal justice majors with opportunities to enhance their aca- 
demic program through intensive scholarly study and research 
designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in 
the pursuit of an advanced degree. Contaa the Department of 
Criminal Justice for further information concerning eligibility 
and application. 

OVERSEAS-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES 

The Department of Criminal Justice urges its majors and minors 
to study abroad, both via Bridgewater State College sponsored 
study tours and as exchange students at universities. The Office 
of International Programs can assist students. Any student con- 
templating study abroad should consult the department with all 
pertinent documentation. Final acceptance of credit will be deter- 
mined upon receipt of official transcripts and supporting material 
and, in some cases, may not be equivalent to the credits earned 
in a regular semester or year at Bridgewater State College. 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/MASTER OF 
SCIENCE - JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM 

Bridgewater State College offers a joint degree program. This 
151 -credit program leads to both a BS and a MS degree in 
criminal justice. 

Qualified criminal justice majors who have competitive GPAs 
and have earned 84 credits but not more than 1 05 may apply to 
the joint degree program. Acceptance enables these students 
to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses 
beginning in their senior year. 

Students admitted into the joint degree program must com- 
plete all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science and the 
Master of Science in criminal justice programs in order to receive 
both degrees simultaneously. 

This program is Quinn Bill-approved. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with 
the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of 
professional positions in criminal justice or in closely related 
fields. Graduates from the program will also attain the academic 
background and proficiency necessary for admission into and 
completion of doctoral programs in criminal justice. Students in 
the program will acquire detailed knowledge of the seven broad 
areas of criminal justice, learn about the role of information tech- 
nology in the criminal justice system, become familiar with major 
data sources and learn to carry out research and data analysis 
in criminal justice. Students will also develop skills in critical 
thinking and in oral and written communications. In addition to 
providing a solid foundation in contemporary criminal justice, 
the program emphasizes diversity in criminal justice issues. 
Students may choose from two concentrations. The concentra- 
tion in administration of justice is offered in cooperation with 
the Master of Public Administration program. Students may also 
concentrate in crime and corrections. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 based upon four years 
of course work 

• A composite score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

For more information, contact the program coordinator. 



The Master of Science in Criminal Justice requires comple- 
tion of a minimum of 34 credit hours, including six required core 
courses (18 credits). Students take their remaining courses from 
departmental graduate courses as well as up to two approved 
graduate courses from outside of the department. The program 
includes a capstone requirement that may be satisfied with either 
a master's thesis (six credits) or a combination of a comprehen- 
sive examination and a master's project completed in a research 
seminar in criminal justice (CRJU 542 or CRJU 597). The depart- 
ment will offer one research seminar each year. 

Core Courses (required of all students) Credits 

CRJU 500 Foundations of Scholarship 1 

CRJU 504 Seminar: Crime, Justice and Society 3 

CRJU 505 Applications in Crime Theory 3 

CRJU 510 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3 

CRJU 51 1 Analyzing Criminal Justice Data 3 

CRJU 512 Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice 3 

Additional Courses 15 

CRJU 501 Structure and Process of the Criminal Justice 
System (strongly recommended for students who do 
not hold a bachelor's degree in criminal justice) 

CRJU 502 Research 

CRJU 503 Directed Study 

SOCI 514 Theories of Deviance 

CRJU 515 Criminal Justice Administration 

CRJU 517 Studies in Crime Prevention: Understanding 
What Works 

CRJU 518 Hate Crimes and Hate Groups 

CRJU 520 Violence, Crime and Society 

CRJU 521 Domestic Violence 

CRJU 522 Women and Criminal Justice 

CRJU 525 Comparative Crime and Justice 

CRJU 527 Policing in a Democratic Society 

CRJU 530 Introduction to Police Culture: An Intensive Review 

CRJU 540 Corrections, Crime and Society 

CRJU 541 Community-Based Corrections 

CRJU 542 Research Seminar in Corrections (rotating topics) 

CRJU 546 Class, Race, Gender and Crime 

CRJU 550 Juvenile Justice and Society 

CRJU 551 Law and Society 

CRJU 555 Information Technology for Criminal Justice 
CRJU 557 Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice 
CRJU 597 Research Seminar in Criminal Justice 

(rotating topics) 
CRJU 598 Internship in Criminal Justice 
CRJU 599 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 

Capstone Requirement 

Either completion of a master's thesis (six credits) or a 
combination of a comprehensive exam and a master's 
project completed in a research seminar in criminal 
justice (CRJU 542 or CRJU 597) is required 3 



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Other Courses 

With the approval of the graduate coordinator, students 
may take up to two of these courses or other approved 
graduate courses: 

POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions 

and Administration 
POLI 505 Public Management 
POLI 511 Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis 

Total minimum credits: 34 

Optional Concentrations 

Students must take at least three courses in the concentration: 



Administration of Justice 

CRJU 515 Criminal Justice Administration 3 

POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions and 

Administration 3 

POLI 505 Public Management 3 

Total minimum credits: 43 

Crime and Corrections 

CRJU 540 Corrections, Crime and Society 3 

CRJU 541 Community-based Corrections 3 

CRJU 542 Research Seminar in Corrections 3 

Total minimum credits: 43 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Michael Krol 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Jeffrey Williams 

Professors: Richard Enright, Peter Saccocia 

Associate Professor: Robert Cicerone 

Assistant Professor: Malinda Kent-Corson 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1390 
Location: Conant Science Building, Room 308A 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/earthsciences 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Earth Sciences 

• BS in Earth Sciences 

Concentrations: Environmental Geosciences, Geology 

• BS in Chemistry/Geology (offered jointly with the 
Department of Chemical Sciences) 

• MAT - Physical Sciences 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Earth Sciences 

• Geophysics* 

• Interdisciplinary Minor 



The Department of Earth Sciences offers several undergraduate 
programs in the earth and environmental sciences. Majors in 
the BS earth sciences program may elect a concentration in 
environmental geosciences or geology. The BA or BS earth 
science programs may also be taken as a double major with 
education. In addition, a program in chemistry-geology and a 
preprofessional program in oceanography are available. 

The earth sciences faculty have a wide range of expertise 
within the geosciences and are actively engaged in research. 
The department includes faculty with extensive background and 
experience in the realm of fieldwork, laboratory investigations, 
and theoretical work, including computer modeling. This diversity 
supports a modern curriculum and provides numerous 
opportunities for students to extend their education beyond 
the confines of the traditional classroom. 

Departmental faculty collaborate with scientists from other 
academic institutions to increase the number and variety of 
research opportunities for students. One member of the 
faculty is a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic 
institution. This appointment generates research opportunities 
for students in marine geochemistry, geology, oceanography, and 
includes sea-going expeditions. Another faculty member 
collaborates with the Earth Resources Laboratory in the 
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The latter 
collaboration creates student research opportunities in 
geophysics, which includes projects focused on earthquake 
generation. The research program of a third faculty member 
enables additional undergraduate research opportunities in the 
fields of petrology, geochemistry, geochronology and tectonics 



with a focus on the geology of both the central and northern 
Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. The department also sup- 
ports research within the realm of sedimentology and paleontol- 
ogy. This includes course-based research projeas involving both 
field investigations and laboratory analysis of sediment transport 
and deposition, particularly within the coastal environment. 

The department has a long history of aaive engagement 
within the cutting-edge field of remote sensing and supports 
these activities with both traditional courses and numerous 
applied research opportunities. In this regard, the department 
has been selected as the only one in the state college system in 
Massachusetts to participate in the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration (NASA) sponsored Joint Venture (JOVE) 
program. This distinction led to collaborations with the Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory on remote sensing projects in Mexico, 
Alabama and Southeastern Massachusetts and the Goddard 
Space Flight Center on bolide impacts. Similar research projects, 
performed by both faculty and undergraduate students, are 
ongoing today. 

The department is committed to providing undergraduate stu- 
dents the opportunity to perform research with a faculty mentor. 
Each year, earth sciences students are involved in research and 
present their work at professional conferences organized by both 
regional and national geologic organizations. These opportuni- 
ties help to propel our students into rewarding careers and excel- 
lent graduate programs. 

Modern equipment supports the department's curriculum, 
including laboratory courses and undergraduate research 
projects. This equipment includes: 1 ) an X-ray Diffraaometer with 
powder cameras, 2) thin sectioning equipment; 3) petrographic 
polarizing and stereoscopic microscopes; 4) a research grade 
Olympus polarizing microscope complete with a digital camera 
and image analysis software; 5) a proton procession 
magnetometer; 6) a seismic refraaion unit; 7) an AS-I earthquake 
seismometer; 8) a Frantz Isodynamic Separator; 9) a 14-foot 
coastal research vessel; 10) a portable gamma-ray spectrometer; 
1 1) a portable visible-near infrared spectroradiometer 1 2) a 
Sunsparc 20 UNIX work station; 1 3) a SunBlade 1 50 UNIX 
workstation; 14) GPS surveying equipment; and 1 5) groundwater 
and stream water sampling/monitoring equipment. 

Finally, our close relations with the Department of Chemical 
Sciences have facilitated access to more specialized instrumenta- 
tion used to investigate geochemical problems. This includes an 
atomic absorption spectrometer, an ultraviolet-visible spectro- 
photometer and a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. 

In addition to course-related laboratory spaces, the 
department has several smaller specialized laboratories to 
support research activities. These include a well-equipped remote 
sensing laboratory, a petrology and geochemistry laboratory, a 
fine particle sedimentology laboratory, and extensive facilities for 
the preparation of rock samples for numerous analyses. 

Earth sciences faculty are using Bridgewater State College's 
sophisticated computer facilities for classroom instruaion, 
including demonstrating and displaying Web-based and self- 
authored material and models. In a growing number of 
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some courses, a majority of class time is spent in "virtual 
classrooms." To learn more, visit the department Web site 
at vwvw.bridgew.edu/depts/earthsciences. 

The department boasts an aaive Earth Sciences Club that 
sponsors both local (Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard 
University), regional (New Hampshire's White Mountains), 
national (Hawaii), and international (Canada, Iceland, Mexico) 
field trips. Students may also qualify for Sigma Gamma Epsilon, 
the national earth science honor society. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



EARTH SCIENCES MAJOR 

The major in earth sciences is a solid, broad-based program that 
provides the student with an understanding and appreciation 
of the physical aspeas of the earth and earth processes. Career 
opportunities for graduates exist in federal, state and local 
government service, industry and environmental studies both 
with regulatory agencies and consulting firms. Teaching in the 
elementary, middle and secondary schools is another option. 
Many of our earth science majors have been awarded full fel- 
lowships at leading graduate schools. In addition, the faculty 
have an extensive program of undergraduate research, and 
many students have presented the results of their undergraduate 
research at various national meetings. Some of this research has 
been funded, and students are encouraged to contact the faculty 
if interested. Internships are also available for those students 
desiring to prepare themselves for employment upon graduation. 
Interested students are encouraged to contact the earth science/ 
geology faculty - Drs. Cicerone, Enright, Krol and Saccocia - for 
more information about earth science/geology programs. 



EARTH SCIENCES MAJOR- 
BACHELOROFARTS 

Grade Requirement 

A minimum grade of C- or better is required in all earth science 
courses and cognates to fulfill the requirements of this program. 

Earth Science Core Courses 

Credits 



EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 250 Geomorphology 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 350 Structural Geology 4 

EASC 360 Petrology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 4 

EASC 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 

EASC 470 Paleontology 4 

Earth Science Electives 

Two earth science courses at the 200. 300, 

or 400 level 6 



Notes: An overall maximum of six credits from EASC 497, EASC 
498 and EASC 499 may be applied toward this requirement. 
EASC 298 and EASC 299 Second Year Seminars and EASC 496 
Seminar in Geology may not be applied toward this requirement 



Additional Requirements 

MATH 100 Precalculus Mathematics (or equivalent passing 
score on the mathematics placement test) 3 

Two semesters of chemistry, physics, biology or earth science 
laboratory science courses 8 



Total minimum credits: 49 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



EARTH SCIENCES MAJOR - BACHELOR 
OF SCIENCE 

Grade Requirement 

Not more than one "D" for the required earth science core or 
eleaive courses shall be accepted to fulfill the requirements of 
this program. 

Earth Science Core Courses 

Credits 



EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 250 Geomorphology 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 350 Structural Geology 4 

EASC 360 Petrology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 4 

EASC 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 

EASC 470 Paleontology 4 

Earth Science Electives 

Four earth science elective courses at the 200, 300, 

or 400 level. (One of these courses may beGEOG 221) .... 12 

Cognate Requirements 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles I and II 8 

PHYS 181-182 Elements of Physics I and II 8 

or 

PHYS 243-244 General Physics I and II 

MATH 141-142 Elements of Calculus I and II 6 

or 

MATH 151-152 Calculus I and II 



Total minimum credits: 66 



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Note: It is strongly recommended that secondary education 
students in earth science select the following four courses to 
meet the elective requirements in this program: GEOG 221 
Meteorology, EASC 210 Oceanography, EASC 215 Solar System 
Astronomy and EASC 240 Hydrology. The content of these 
courses is an integral part of the Massachusetts Test for Educator 
Licensure® (MTEL) in Earth Science. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES 
CONCENTRATION 

This concentration is designed to provide students with a funda- 
mental understanding of earth processes as well as the specific 
tools they will employ as environmental geoscience profession- 
als. Career opportunities for graduates exist in federal, state and 
local government service, industry and environmental studies 
both with regulatory agencies and consulting firms. The seleaion 
of appropriate eleaive courses within the major as well as in the 
cognate disciplines of biology and chemistry will prepare the stu- 
dent for environmental work related to the detection and moni- 
toring of pollutants as well as for remediation of affected areas. 

Credits 



EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 240 Hydrology 4 

EASC 250 Geomorphology 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 350 Structural Geology 4 

EASC 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 

EASC 496 Seminar in Geology 1 

Plus a minimum of four other earth science courses selected 
with the written concurrence of the adviser. 
Other courses may be added or approved as substitutes 

with approval of the adviser 12 

Minimum cognate requirements include: 

MATH 141-142 Elements of Calculus l-ll... 6 

or 

MATH 151-152 Calculus l-ll 

CHEM 131-132 Survey of Chemistry l-ll 7 

or 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll 

PHYS 181-182 Elements of Physics l-ll 8 

or 

PHYS 243-244 General Physics l-ll 
or 

Two approved biology courses 



Students are also encouraged to take the following courses: 
BIOL 117 The Biological Environment 
BIOL 225 Ecology 
BIOL 327 Wetlands Biology 
CHEM 343-344 Organic Chemistry l-ll 
ENGL 201 Technical Writing I 

Total minimum credits: 62 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



GEOLOGY CONCENTRATION 

The most comprehensive of all of the earth science programs 
within the commonwealth, this concentration provides students 
with an understanding of the physical and chemical aspeas of 
the earth and its internal as well as surface processes. Career 
opportunities for graduates exist in federal, state and local gov- 
ernment service, industry and environmental studies both with 
regulatory agencies and consulting firms. With the selection of 
appropriate electives, students will be prepared for government 
service, for environmental work related to the detection and 
monitoring of pollutants as well as for remediation of affeaed 
areas, and for careers in such fields as environmental geology, 
mining or petroleum geology and hydrology. This concentration 
gives students a solid background in geology and the cognate 
sciences required to successfully pursue graduate work at 
leading universities. 

Grade Requirement 

Not more than one "D" for an Earth Science (EASC) course shall 
be accepted to fulfill the requirements for this program. 



Earth Sciences Core Courses Credits 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 250 Geomorphology ! 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 350 Structural Geology 4 

EASC 360 Petrology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriclulum Requirement - CWRM) 4 

EASC 370 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 

EASC 470 Paleontology 4 

Additional Earth Science Courses 

EASC 240 Hydrology 4 

EASC 450 Geochemistry 4 

or 

EASC 460 Geophysics 
EASC 490 Field Methods in Geology 4 



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Earth Sciences 




Earth Science Elective GEOPHYSICS MINOR 

Any other earth science course at or above E ASC 450 3 ^ minor in geophysics is jointly offered with the Department 

Cognate Courses of Physics. For further information, contaa the department 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles I and II 8 chairpersons. 

PHYS 181-182 Elements of Physics I and II 8 

or MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 

PHYS 243 244 General Physics I and II (HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL OR 

MATH 141-142 Elements of Calculus I and II 6 PreK-12 SPECIALIST) 

Students may minor in secondary education (high school, middle 

MATH 151-152 Calculus I and II school or PreK-12 specialist). Successful completion of this 

Total minimum credits: 69 minor will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. 

Core Curriculum Requirements Please refer to the "Department of Secondary Education and 

... , , , . . , , ■ Professional Programs" for specific teacher licensure and 

A mmimum of 120 earned hours IS required for graduation. . ^ ^ 

These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements program requiremen s. 

as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 

seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 

requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 

seaion of this catalog MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

EARTH SCIENCES 

CHEMISTRY-GEOLOGY MAJOR - This program is inaaive 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 



GENERAL SCIENCE 

This program is inactive. 



PHYSICAL SCIENCE 



A major in chemistry-geology is offered jointly with the 
Department of Chemical Sciences. See the catalog seaion 
"Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs" for details. 

DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY ...j ■ p. • . r-^ .^^ How.l.^r^oH w hinh 

cm ir ATinM c a di v run nunnn ^ Physical Science degree was developed tor high 

cnur AT HM no CDcr^^^^ '^'^^'^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ 

EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION license in chemistry, earth science or physics and are 

Students may choose a double major in earth sciences and seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of 

elementary education, early childhood education or special Massachusetts. This MAT program is defined to meet the 

education for licensure purposes. Please contaa the Department "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the 

of Earth Sciences and the appropriate education department for criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most 

further information. recent Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 

Education licensure regulations. 

EARTH SCIENCES MINOR Credits Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies' 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 °^ ^^'^ ^or information regarding program policy 

EASC 101 Historical Geologylllllllllllll 4 procedures. 

Pour additional earth sciences courses current information concerning program requirements, 

(departmental approval required) 12 consult the " Physics" seaion of this catalog. 

Total minimum credits: 20 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor John Kucich 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Assistant Professor 
Gregory Chaplin 

Professors: Charles Angell, Thomas Curley, Evelyn Pezzulich, 
Jadwiga Smith, Judith Stanton 

Associate Professors: Michael Boyd, Anne Doyle, 
Kathryn Evans, Michael Hurley, Julia Stakhnevich, 
Jerald Walker 

Assistant Professors: Stuart Allen, Joyce Anderson, 
Matthew Bell, Benjamin Carson, Michelle Cox, 
James Crowley, Kimberly Davis, Michael McClintock, 
John Mulrooney, Molly Robey, John Sexton, Kathleen Vejvoda 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1258 
Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 339 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/english 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in English 

Concentrations: English Education (High School, Middle 
School), Writing 

• MA in English 
Concentration: Creative Writing 

• MAT -English 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• English 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The program of study for English majors aims to enhance their 
appreciation and knowledge of literature and the writing process. 
Through exposure to significant literary works and to the tools for 
understanding and analyzing what they read and write, students 
will develop an understanding of the history and background of 
English-language literatures, in:luding texts in translation central 
to the discipline. Course work in the major includes offerings in 
culturally diverse English-language literatures with a foundation 
in British and American traditions, embracing the writing process 
and critical analysis. This background prepares English majors to 
enter diverse careers or to pursue graduate study. Bridgewater 
State College English majors have achieved success in a wide 
variety of occupations including teaching, banking, law, medi- 
cine, publishing, government service, public relations, technical 
writing, creative writing, advertising and business administration. 

Within the English major, students may also pursue a writ- 
ing concentration or combine their program with licensure in 
elementary, middle school or secondary education. 



The department offers an honors program for students who 
wish to pursue independent study culminating in a thesis. 

The department participates in interdisciplinary minors such 
as American Studies, Canadian Studies, Irish-American Studies, 
Women's Studies and U.S. Ethnic Studies. 



ENGLISH MAJOR 

Grade Requirement 

Majors must achieve a grade of "C" or above in ENGL 101 
Writing I and ENGL 102 Writing II. Credit earned for ENGL 101 
and ENGL 1 02 may not be applied to the major. 

The Department of English will permit a major to use only one 
passing grade below "C-" to satisfy requirements in the English 
major. An additional grade below "C-" will require the major to 
take another English course. 

The major must earn 36 credits in English, which must 
include three semester hours in each of the following: 

Credits 

ENGL 203 Writing About Literature 

(must be taken early in the major) 3 

ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 3 

or 

ENGL 221 Major British Writers to 1800 (also satisfies 
requirement for English literature before 1800. Credits 
are only applied once.) 

English literature before 1800 (choose one course) 3 

ENGL 320 Chaucer 

ENGL 321 The Age of Pope: 1660-1740 
ENGL 322 The Age of Johnson: 1740-1800 
ENGL 335 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 
ENGL 340 Literature of the English Renaissance 
ENGL 341 Literature of the Continental Renaissance 
ENGL 342 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies 
ENGL 343 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Late Plays 
ENGL 360 The English Novell 
ENGL 370 Seventeenth-Century Literature 
ENGL 380 Milton 

English literature after 1800 (choose one course^ 3 

ENGL 312 Modern British Fiction 

ENGL 350 Recent British Fiction 

ENGL 354 Twentieth-Century British Drama 

ENGL 361 The English Novel II 

ENGL 365 Victorian Prose and Poetry 

ENGL 367 English Literature of the Late Viaorian 

and Edwardian Periods 
ENGL 377 Post-Colonial Literature and Theory 
ENGL 381 Irish Literature I 
ENGL 382 Irish Literature II 
ENGL 386 English Romantic Poets 
ENGL 393 Modern British Poetry 



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American literature (choose one course) 3 

ENGL 309 Early American Literature, Beginnings to 1820 

ENGL 315 Ethnic American Literature 

ENGL 317 African-American Literature I 

ENGL 318 African-American Literature II 

ENGL 329 Modern American Fiction 

ENGL 330 Recent American Fiction 

ENGL 331 U.S. Literature in the Nineteenth Century I 

ENGL 332 U.S. Literature in the Nineteenth Century II 

ENGL 333 Realism and Naturalism 

ENGL 346 Southern Literature 

ENGL 356 Modern American Drama 

ENGL 357 Recent American Drama 

ENGL 394 Modern American Poetry 

ENGL 395 Studies in Recent American Poetry 
Choose one seminar generally taken during 

the senior year 3 

Note: Each of these courses also fulfill the Writing 
Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement-CWRM 

ENGL 494 Seminar: Special Topics 

ENGL 495 Seminar: British Literature and Culture 

ENGL 496 Seminar: American Literature and Culture 

ENGL 497 Seminar: World Literatures and Cultures 

18 additional credits in English electives 18 

Topical courses may fulfill some of the above requirements. 
Topics will be announced prior to registration. 

No more than six hours of 200 level literature courses can be 
credited toward the major. The six-hour limit in literature does 
not apply to 200-level writing courses or 200-level film courses 
in the Department of English. 

A maximum of three credits in ENGL 498 Internship in English 
may be applied to the 18 elective credits required in the major. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 120 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

WRITING CONCENTRATION 

The writing concentration is designed to offer a student super- 
vised writing throughout the college career. Students may 
select courses which emphasize applied writing (technical and 
business writing), creative writing or the teaching of writing. 

As part of the 36 credits required for the major, students take 
1 2 credits in the writing concentration. 



Requirements Credits 

Nine additional credit hours in English electives chosen from the 

following 9 

ENGL 200 Personal and Public Writing 

ENGL 201 Technical Writing I 

ENGL 202 Business Communication 

ENGL 204 Responding to Writing 

ENGL 227 Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop 

ENGL 228 FictionWriting Workshop 

ENGL 229 PoetryWriting Workshop 

ENGL 230 Creative Writing 

ENGL 280 The Journalistic Essay 

ENGL 301 Writing and the Teaching of Writing 

ENGL 302 Technical Writing II 

ENGL 371 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop 

ENGL 389 Topics in Writing 

ENGL 390 Theories in Writing 

ENGL 392 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 

ENGL 396 Rhetoric and Style 

ENGL 489 Advanced Portfolio Workshop 3 

Topical courses may fulfill some of the above requirements. 
Topics will be announced prior to registration. 

No more than six hours of 200-level literature courses can be 
credited toward the major. The six-hour limit in literature does 
not apply to 200-level writing courses or 200-level film courses 
in the Department of English. 

A maximum of three credits in ENGL 498 Internship in English 
may be applied to the 18 elective credits required of the major. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

ENGLISH EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 
- HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Students may minor in secondary (high school, grades 8-1 2 or 
middle school, grades 5-8) education. Successful completion of 
this program will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. 
Students must complete either the English education concentra- 
tion for high school or middle school. Students should also refer 
to the "Department of Secondary Education and Professional 
Programs" for specific teacher licensure and minor requirements. 



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Required Courses Credits ENGL 301 Writing and the Teaching of Writing 3 

ENGL 203 Writing about Literature 3 <^hoose one seminar from below 3 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 Note: Each of these courses also fulfills the Writing 

ENGL 211 Literary Classics of Western Civilization to 1600 Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement 

ENGL 221 Major British Writers to 1800 (also satisfies -CWRM. 
area requirement for English Literature before 1800. ^NGL 494 Seminar: Special Topics 

Credits are only applied once ) ^NGL 495 Seminar: British Literature and Culture 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 ^NGL 496 Seminar: American Literature and Culture 

ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature ^NGL 497 Seminar: World Literatures and Cultures 

ENGL 315 Ethnic American Literature Additional required course 3 

ENGL 317 African American Literature I LIBR 420 Literature for Young Adults 

ENGL 318 African American Literature II "^o^^l minimum credits: 39 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 Core Curriculum Requirements 

ENGL 327 Women Writers: The Female Tradition to 1900 ^ minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 

ENGL 328 Women Writers: The Female Tradition since 1900 y^ese earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 gs specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 

ENGL 320 Chaucer seam of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 

ENGL 321 The Age of Pope: 1660-1740 www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 

ENGL 322 The Age of Johnson: 1740-1800 requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 

ENGL 335 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama section of this catalog 
ENGL 340 Literature of the English Renaissance 

ENGL 341 Literature of the Continental Renaissance - « ^. 

ENGL 342 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 

ENGL 343 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Late Plays EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 

ENGL 360 The English Novel I EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

ENGL 370 Seventeenth-Century Literature Students may choose a double major in English and elementary 

ENGL 380 Milton education, early childhood education or special education for 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with sug- 

ENGL 312 Modern British Fiction gested course sequences are available. 
ENGL 350 Recent British Fiction 

ENGL 354 Twentieth-Century British Drama cm/-i icu ftniMnD 

ENGL 361 The English Novel II ENGLISH MINOR 

ENGL 365 Victorian Prose and Poetry Traditionally considered the province of liberal arts majors, the 

ENGL 367 English Literature of the Late English minor also offers a suitable option for students majoring 

Victorian and Edwardian Periods '^^ ^^^^ specialized technical and professional fields as computer 

ENGL 381 Irish Literature I science, social sciences, behavioral sciences and management 

ENGL 382 Irish Literature II science. Eighteen credits in English are required with at least nine 

ENGL 386 English Romantic Poets credits in courses at the 300 level or above. The remaining nine 

ENGL 393 Modern British Poetry credits may be taken in courses at the 200 level or above. Credit 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 ^^''^ed for ENGL 101 Writing I and ENGL 102 Writing II may not 

ENGL 261 Film Study: Introduction to the Art be applied toward the minor. 

ENGL 262 Film Study: Literature and Film Total minimum credits: 18 

Choose one course from the tv)llowing courses 3 

ENGL 305 History of the English Language HONORS PROGRAM 

ENGL 323 Introduction to Linguistics j^e honors program in English provides highly motivated English 

^ °r??^.°^L^°r'? ^'^"^ ^^''^"""^ ^ majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program 

l^J n'c'y. "-'^ ^^9'nnings to 1820 through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of 

r^5^ III Mr ■ ['^^^^^^^^ Nineteenth Century I assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an 

cMr I III ^-^V ^^^^^li^^ ? Nineteenth Century II ^^j^a^ced degree in English. Contact the Department of English 

ENGL 333 Realism and Naturalism f^j^^^er information concerning eligibility and application. 

Choose one course from the following courses 3 

ENGL 329 Modern American Fiction 

ENGL 330 Recent American Fiction 

ENGL 346 Southern Literature 

ENGL 356 Modern American Drama 

ENGL 394 Modern American Poetry 

ENGL 395 Studies in Recent American Poetry 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS 

The Master of Arts degree in English (MA) is designed for stu- 
dents pursuing advanced studies in English. Candidates in this 
degree program come from varied academic backgrounds. Some 
simply want to extend their undergraduate background and 
complete an MA in English, while others are destined for a PhD 
and a college teaching career. A number of our MA students are 
already certified teachers in private or public schools and want 
an advanced degree in English for professional reasons. Finally, 
a small number simply want to acquire the MA as an end in and 
of itself. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate degree GPA based 
upon work completed in the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• An undergraduate major in English, with at least 24 credits 
in the discipline, is generally required for admission to this 
program. Students with deficient academic backgrounds are 
sometimes accepted into the program with the stipulation 
that these deficiencies be made up before work actually 
credited to the degree program begins. 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

Degree Requirements 

Thirty-three credits at the 500-level distributed as follows: 

Credits 

ENGL 500 Introduction to Graduate Study in English 



(To be taken early in the student's program) 3 

Three courses in literary periods, figures or genres 9 

One course in ethnic or culturally diverse literature 3 

One course in literary theory 3 

One course in writing 3 

Two elective courses in literature and/or writing 6 



The remaining course requirements (six credits) can be satisfied 
by completing one of the following two research options: 

Thesis Option 

Students who choose this option will research and write a thesis, 
a work of independent scholarship, which demonstrates their 
ability to apply the knowledge and scholarly tools acquired dur- 
ing their degree work. Students who want to pursue doctoral 
work in English are strongly encouraged to choose the thesis 
option. Those who choose to write a thesis should consult the 
graduate coordinator and adviser to selea a thesis diredor and 
committee, then write a thesis proposal, and register for ENGL 
502 Research (six credits). The thesis must be fully accepted by 
the thesis direaor and thesis committee. 



Non-Thesis Option 

Students who choose not to write a thesis must complete the 
non-thesis option by fulfilling both of the following requirements: 

• Students must enroll in two additional three-credit 500-level 
elective courses in literature and/or writing (total 6 credits). 

• Students are also required to submit two long seminar papers 
for evaluation by the Graduate Committee. For this purpose 
students should select their two best seminar papers written 
during their graduate program of study. These papers should 
be clean, i.e., without the professors' comments and grades. 
Subject to the acceptance by the Graduate Committee, the 
seminar papers will be placed in the student's folder in the 
department. 

Total minimum credits: 33 
Additional Degree Requirements 

A Foreign Language Reading Proficiency Test (An intermediate- 
level reading/translation test in a foreign language of the stu- 
dent's choice; the student may use a foreign language 
diaionary during the test.) 

A Comprehensive Examination (taken after course work 
is completed) 



MASTER OF ARTS 

Creative Writing Concentration 

This program is designed to provide students with the intense 
study of the art and craft of creative writing. Students who intend 
to pursue the MFA in English, a career in editing or journalism, or 
wish to explore their potential as a professional writer will find 
this option particularly beneficial. 

Admission Requirements 

In addition to the admission requirements for the Master of Arts 
in English, students who wish to pursue the creative writing 
concentration must also submit a creative writing sample. Poets 
should submit 1 to 1 2 poems. Prose writers should submit 
between 20 and 40 pages of fiaion or creative fiaion. 

Students not admitted specifically for the creative writing 
concentration but who wish to change to this concentration must 
obtain approval from the creative writing faculty who would 
serve as his or her thesis diredor. 

Degree Requirements 

Thirty-three credits at the 500-level distributed as follows: 

Credits 

ENGL 500 Introduction to Graduate Study in English 

(To be taken early in the student's program) 3 

Three courses in literary periods, figures or genres 9 

One course in ethnic or culturally diverse literature 3 

One course in literary theory 3 



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Two courses in creative writing 6 

One elective course in literature or writing or 

three internship credits 3 

A foreign language reading proficiency test 

The remaining course requirements (six credits) must be satis- 
fied by completing a creative thesis (ENGL 502) 6 

Total minimum credits: 33 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
ENGLISH 

Program for teachers who have, or are seeking, 
professional licensure 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in English (MAT) was 
developed for high school and middle school English teachers. 
Specifically, the MAT is designed for secondary school teachers 
who have initial licensure and are seeking professional licensure 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is 
designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" require- 
ment, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, 
as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. 
Also, this degree program will appeal to high school and middle 
school English teachers who already have standard certification 
or a professional license and simply want to acquire additional 
knowledge and a graduate degree in the discipline. Graduate 
students in the MAT will complete courses in both English and 
education. Advising will be done by full-time members of the 
graduate faculty in the Department of English. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
partsof the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



Degree Requirements 

Thirty-three credits at the 500-level distributed as follows: 

Credits 

Eighteen credits in English 

ENGL 500 Introduction to Graduate Study in English 3 

Two courses in literary periods, figures or genres 6 

One course in writing 3 

One course in ethnic and culturally diverse literature 3 

One elective course in literature or writing 3 

Fifteen credits in secondary education 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues 

to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher 
(final program course) 3 

A comprehensive examination administered by the Department 

of English 

Total minimum credits: 33 



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Foreign Languages 



BRIPOfcWAI fcR 
STATE COLLEGE 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Fernanda Ferreira 

Professors: Leora Lev, Margaret Snook 

Associate Professors: Duilio Ayalamacedo, 
Atandra Mukhopadhyay, Minae Savas 

Instructor: Ryan Labrozzi 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1279 
Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 317 
Web site: 

www.bridgew.edu/foreignlanguage 



DEGREE PROGRAM 

BA in Spanish 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

Portuguese 
Spanish 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The Department of Foreign Languages offers students an oppor- 
tunity to gain practical working knowledge of one or more of 
1 foreign languages. Students may choose any of these 1 
languages offered by the department unless otherwise advised 
by the requirements of their academic major Students who are 
continuing the study of foreign languages at Bridgewater State 
College should do so at the earliest opportunity. 

The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in 
Spanish, as well as a minor in Portuguese. 

To maintain good standing, only grades of "C-" or better are 
allowed in each major course and in LANG 324 and EDHM 424. 
Thirty-six semester hours are required for a Spanish major 

For all prerequisites, equivalent course credit or preparation 
will be considered. 

The Department of Foreign Languages participates in the 
multidisciplinary minor in Canadian Studies, the Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies minor, the Women's and Gender Studies 
minor and the Asian Studies minor For specific information on 
these programs, consult the catalog seaion "Interdisciplinary 
and Preprofessional Programs." 

SPANISH MAJOR 

Required Courses Credits 

LASP 200 Intermediate Spanish II 3 

Elective Courses 

Eleven courses must be chosen from the following 33 

LASP 252 Reading in Spanish 

LASP 271 Patterns of the Spanish Language 



LASP 281 Spanish Conversation 

LASP 290 Spanish Phonetics and Dialectology 

LASP 300 Spanish Composition (Writing Intensive in 

the Major Core Curriclulum Requirement - CWRM) 
LASP 301 The Golden Age of Spanish Literature 
LASP 310 Contemporary Latin American Short Story 
LASP 320 Latin American Poetry 
LASP 350 Gender, Sexuality and Politics in Hispanic Cinema 
LASP 351 Cervantes 
LASP 381 The Middle Ages 
LASP 391 Spanish Civilization 
LASP 392 Spanish-American Civilization 
LASP 400 Survey of Spanish Literature 
LASP 401 Topics in Spanish Literature 
LASP 402 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 
LASP 403 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 
LASP 404 Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature 
LASP 410 Latin American Novel: Early Twentieth Century 
LASP 420 The Contemporary Latin American Novel 
LASP 451 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature 
LASP 490 Seminar in Hispanic Literature 
LASP 495 Seminar in Spanish-American Literature 
A maximum of three credits in LANG 498 Internship in Foreign 
Languages may be substituted for one course above with 
departmental approval. 

Students interested in enrolling in LANG 499 Directed Study 
in Foreign Language should apply and receive approval by their 
adviser and the department chairperson prior to the semester in 
which they intend to register Directed study is limited to a maxi- 
mum of six credits. 

The following courses are not applicable towards the 
Spanish major: 

LASP 210 Latin American Poetry in Translation 
LASP 220 The Contemporary Latin American Novel in 

English Translation 
LASP 230 Contemporary Latin American Short Story in 
Translation 

Courses with a LANG subject code (with the exception 
of LANG 498 and LASP 499 with approval) 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

SACHEM consortium courses and study abroad are avail- 
able for transfer purposes. See the "Undergraduate Academic 
Experience" of this catalog for further information. 

The Spanish major sequence is not available in the 
evening hours. 



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Foreign Languages 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in Spanish and elementary 
education, early childhood education or special education for 
licensure purposes. Advising on appropriate course sequences 
is available. 



FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

Students who would like to continue the study of foreign 
languages at Bridgewater State College should do so at the 
earliest opportunity. 

With the exception of advanced-placement foreign language 
courses and foreign language College-Level Examination 
Program (CLEP) exams, credit may not be granted to students 

exempt from one to two semesters because of study of three or 

PORTUGUESE MINOR ^^^^ secondary levels of the same foreign language or because 

^ , I . i ,, • I -I- I of a placement score. Students whose total credit hours fall 

^^'"^f ^°"r'S^ ^° '''''T' °' ^'''c "^"'"^'^ ^elow the minimum 1 20 required for graduation due to a foreign 
into LAPO 1 02 based on the Portuguese Placement Exam. ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^p^j^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ 

Basic Language Courses Credits <=ourse work to meet this graduation requirement. 

LAPO 101 Elementary Portuguese 1 3 

LAPO 102 Elementary Portuguese II 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT POLICY 

Core Courses Foreign Language Courses 

LAPO 1 51 Intermediate Portuguese 1 3 Students who would like to continue the study of foreign lan- 

LAPO 1 52 Intermediate Portuguese II 3 guages at Bridgewater State College should do so at the earliest 

LAPO 252 Reading in Portuguese 3 opportunity. Foreign language courses count for the Global 

LAPO 271 Review pf Portuguese Grammar 3 Culture and Humanities requirements of the core curriculum. 

Additional required course ... 3 vVith the exception of advanced placement, foreign language 

Students must choose one of the following courses: courses, and foreign language College-Level Examination 

LAPO 272 Portuguese Composition Program (CLEP) exams, credit may not be granted to students 

o"" exempt from one to two semesters because of study of three of 

LAPO 281 Portuguese Conversation more secondary levels of the same foreign language or because 

Total minimum credits: 18 of placement score. 



SPANISH MINOR 

Spanish minors are required to take 18 semester hours in the for- 
eign language, which may include the 1 1-1 02 level. The choice 
of subsequent courses may be determined in consultation with 
the department head. 

A maximum of three credits earned in a Spanish course taught 
in English may be applied toward the Spanish minor. Spanish 
courses taught in English include: 

LASP 350 Gender, Sexuality and Politics in Hispanic Cinema 
The following courses are not applicable toward the Spanish 
minor: 

LASP 210 Latin American Poetry in Translation 
LASP 220 The Contemporary Latin American Novel 

in Translation 
LASP 230 Contemporary Latin American Short Story 

in Translation 
LANG 300 Languages of the World 
Courses with a LANG subject code (with the exception 

of LANG 498) 

Total minimum credits: 18 

MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 

The minor in secondary education for licensure as a Teacher of 
Foreign Language (Spanish) 5-1 2 is inaaive. 



Foreign Language Placement Policy 

If you have completed four levels of foreign language 
in high school 

• you must take the Foreign Language Placement Exam for 
higher placement in the same language or see the depart- 
ment chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages if 
you wish to continue in the same language for which a place- 
ment test is not offered. 

• you may begin a new foreign language at the 101 level. 

If you have completed three levels of foreign language 
in high school 

• you must take the Foreign Language Placement Exam for 
higher placement only. 

• You may begin a new foreign language at the 101 level. 

If it has been two or more years since you completed 
three levels of foreign language in high school 

• you must take the Foreign Language Placement Exam and 

you may take 101 for credit if the exam places you in 

101. 

• you may begin a new foreign language at the 101 level. 



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If you are a transfer student from another college or 
university and 

• you took a foreign language at your previous institution, 
your transfer credits will be assessed upon admission to 
Bridgewater State College. 

• you did not take a foreign language at your previous institu- 
tion; your remaining foreign language requirement (should 
there be one) will be determined by the result of the Foreign 
Language Placement Exam. 

If your situation does not fit one of the categories 
above 

• contact the Department of Foreign Languages, Tillinghast 
Hall, Room 340, 508.531.1379, for additional assistance. 

Students who were exempt from foreign language study in 
high school or at previous colleges must go through a formal 
process to request a substitution of the foreign language 
requirement in certain majors at Bridgewater State College. 
Students with appropriate documentation should meet with 
the learning disabilities specialist or the disability resources 
coordinator as early as possible to receive information on the 
process requirements. 

Students who were exempt from foreign language study in 
high school or at previous colleges must go through a formal 
process to request a substitution of the foreign language 
requirement in certain majors at Bridgewater State College. 
Students with appropriate documentation should meet with 
the learning disabilities specialist or the disability resources 
coordinator as early as possible to receive information on the 
process requirements. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in Spanish provides highly motivated 
Spanish majors with opportunities to enhance their academic 
program through intensive scholarly study and research designed 
to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit 
of an advanced degree in Spanish. Contaa the Department of 
Foreign Languages for further information concerning eligibility 
and application. 

OVERSEAS-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES 

The Department of Foreign Languages urges its majors and 
minors to study abroad and can offer information on available 
study plans. The International and Exchange Programs Office and 
the Office of Student Affairs can assist students. Any student con- 
templating study abroad should consult the department with all 
pertinent documentation. Final acceptance of credit will be deter- 
mined upon receipt of official transcripts and supporting material 
and, in some cases, may not be equivalent to the credits earned 
in a regular semester or year at Bridgewater State College. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

This program is inactive. 

Students interested in obtaining Massachusetts initial 
licensure should refer in this catalog to the program entitled 
"Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Program (APB): Initial Licensure 
for High School (Subjea Areas: 8- 1 2), Middle Level (Subject 
Areas: 5-8) and PreK- 12 Specialists" under "Secondary 
Education and Professional Programs." 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Robert Hellstrom 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Jeffrey Williams 

Professors: Sandra Clark, Vernon Domingo 

Associate Proessors: James Hayes-Bohanan, 
Madhusudana Rao 

Assistant Professors: Robert Amey, Darcy Boellstorff 

Department Teleplione Number: 508.531.1390 
Location: Conant Science Building, Room 310 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/geography 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Geography 

• BS in Geography 

• MAT - Physical Sciences 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Geography 

The Department of Geography offers two undergraduate degrees 
in geography, a BA (focused on students who typically double 
major in education) and a BS, geared toward students who 
are looking to enter professional careers and graduate school. 
Majors in geography can concentrate their course work under 
the broad categories of physical geography (water resources, 
weather and climate, meteorology, hydology, geomorphology, 
soils), human geography (regional studies - Canada, South Asia, 
Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa - 
urban geography and planning, economic geography, political 
geography), or link human and physical classes in environmental 
studies (mixing physical and human geography classes with 
environmental regulation and policy, environmental justice, 
environmental geography). 

The department is also active in the African Studies; Asian 
Studies; Canadian Studies; Civic Education and Community 
Leadership; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Middle East 
Studies; Urban Affairs; and Women's and Gender Studies minors. 
For those not majoring in geonraphy, the department offers a 
geography minor. Graduate-level course work for teachers 
working toward a Master of Education is offered by the 
department. An MAT in physical sciences is offered. 

The Department of Geography works actively with state and 
regional agencies on socioeconomic and environmental 
problems. Past faculty research projects include coastal storm 
impaas, regional economic developments, transportation 
planning, the impact of PCBs in New Bedford Harbor and the 
search for water supplies for the next century. 



The department has been involved in assisting local 
organizations through faculty research and student internships. 
Examples of such involvement are with local banks, planning 
agencies, retailers, Boston's "Big Dig," the Massachusetts Bay 
Transit Authority (MBTA), the Massachusetts Forest Fire Bureau, 
the Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater and the Ocean Spray 
Cranberry Cooperative. 

Additionally, the department has been active in research for 
the U.S. Department of Transportation (on a national study of 
bus systems), the Massachusetts Department of Education (on 
statewide curriculum reform), watershed studies in cooperation 
with Department of Biological Sciences faculty at the Raytheon 
Watershed Access Laboratory, local facilities siting for the Old 
Colony YMCA, the Plymouth-Carver Aquifer region's water 
conservation study, the role of information technology and green 
energy initiatives in developing countries, the Natural Resources 
Conservation Service National Cooperative Soil Survey, climate 
change in the Southeastern Massachusetts region, and 
educational initiatives in Cape Verde. The department has offered 
a series of "the geography of coffee" courses, seminars and 
study tours that include in-depth work in the growing and mar- 
keting of coffee and looks at fair trade and social justice issues. 
The department is also a key member of a four-school consortium 
(Bridgewater State College, Central Connecticut State University, 
the State University of Santa Caterina, and the Federal University 
of Porto Elegre) working on comparative urban studies in the U.S. 
and Brazil. This program includes an ongoing student exchange 
program that brings students from Brazil to the U.S., and sends 
BSC students to Brazilian universities in alternate semesters. 

The geography faculty maintains the Southeastern 
Massachusetts Global Education Center's Resource Center, a 
major source of teacher education assistance in Southeastern 
Massachusetts and beyond, and a significant player in leading 
efforts to bring geography back into the primary and 
secondary school curricula. The Global Education Center is also 
taking geography to the schools through its EarthView 
educational outreach program. EarthView is a 20-foot inflatable 
globe that is used to expand geographic knowledge "from the 
inside" at schools throughout the region for budding 
geographers - both student and teachers. 

The department maintains the GeoAnalysis Lab, a large 
PC-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab with a 
variety of up-to-date software applications for land use analysis, 
study of remote sensing data and analysis of digital imagery. 
Other equipment includes a large format scanner and 
plotter, GPS surveying equipment, a portable visible-near infrared 
spectroradiometer and groundwater sampling equipment. These 
enable the department to encourage undergraduate students to 
be engaged in research oppportunities as well as become well- 
versed in the field's technology. 

The Department of Geography maintains a state-of-the art 
automatic weather station for the college. Graphical and 
tabulated raw data from the weather tower, available at 
www.bridgew.edu/weather/, have been available to the public 
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meteorology and climatology courses. In 2010, four additional 
WIFi weather stations distributed throughout the campus will 
permit microclimate studies with real-time access to weather 
observations through the Internet. 

The multidisciplinary wind tunnel lab supplements course 
work and research in the Departments of Physics, Aviation and 
Geography at BSC. Collaborations include studies of turbulence 
and calibration of anemometers in geography and wind turbine 
and airplane designs in physics and aviation. LabView software 
controls the wind tunnel and provides real-time data analysis 
through a computerized interface. Students regularly help 
maintain and run tests in the wind tunnel. An upgrade to the 
wind tunnel in 201 2 will allow for a greater variety of seasonal 
experiments in low, medium and high speed test sections, 
including evapotranspiration during the summer and icing 
during the winter. 

Geography faculty at Bridgewater State College employ 
sophisticated computer facilities for classroom instruction, 
including demonstrating and displaying Web-based and 
self-authored material and models. In a growing number 
of courses, students may submit assignments online, and 
in some courses, a majority of class time is spent in "virtual 
classrooms." To learn more, visit the department Web site at 
www.bridgew.edu/depts/geography. 

The department boasts an aaive Geography Enthusiasts 
Organization (GEO) that sponsors area field trips, invites 
geography alumni to talk about life after school, and help 
prepare student participants for the Geography Bowl held 
at the annual regional New England-Saint Lawrence Valley 
Geographical Society meeting. Students may also qualify for 
Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geography honor 
society. The department also sponsors an annual field trip, 
HUMPHY, typically a long weekend in the fall, to explore the 
human and physical environments in the region. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM 



GEOGRAPHY MAJOR (BA OR BS) 

A major or minor in geography can provide a student with a way 
to examine the world with objectivity. Students can be trained to 
analyze the water-use and land-use opportunities in their com- 
munities, to understand the interrelated systems that keep the 
land and sea resources in balance, and to appreciate the varied 
ways in which people all over the world use those resources. 
Bridgewater State College graduates have found employment as 
planners, environmental analysts, teachers, market researchers, 
cartographers and administrators. Many of the geography 
majors have gone on to earn advanced degrees from leading 
graduate schools. 

Students are invited to meet with any of the geography faculty 
- Professors Clark, Domingo, Hayes-Bohanan, Hellstrom, Rao, 
Amey or Boellstorff-to discuss the program. 



All geography majors must complete the following courses: 

Credits 



GEOG 121 Physical Geography 3 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 3 

GEOG 213 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 1 3 

GEOG 290 Introduction to Geographic Analysis 3 

GEOG 370-389 Any regional geography course 3 

GEOG 490 Seminar in Geography (Writing Intensive in the 

Major Core Curriclulum Requirement - CWRM) 3 

MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 1 3 

Geography majors are required to complete the following addi- 
tional courses according to the degree being sought; 

BS in Geography 

GEOG 315 Quantitative Geography 3 

GEOG 413 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) II 3 



Students seeking a BS in Geography are strongly encouraged to 
complete: 

GEOG 498 Internship in Geography or Planning 



BA in Geography 

GEOG 340 Geography Materials and Methods 3 

GEOG 441 Geographic Frameworks 3 

Program Electives 

All geography majors must complete any four additional courses 
chosen, in consultation with their advisers, from the 
following list 12 



GEOG 221 Meteorology 
GEOG 222 Climatology 

GEOG 314 Satellite Image Processing Applications to 

the Environment 
GEOG 315 Quantitative Geography 
GEOG 317 Air Photo Interpretation-Remote Sensing 
GEOG 321 Meteorology II 
GEOG 322 Biogeography 
GEOG 323 Water Resources 
GEOG 324 Earth Surface Processes 
GEOG 331 Geography of Environmental Problems 
GEOG 332 Management and Preservation of the Natural 

Environment 
GEOG 333 Geography of Environmental Justice 
GEOG 340 Geography Materials and Methods 
GEOG 350 Economic Geography 
GEOG 353 Urban Geography 
GEOG 354 Field Methods in Urban Geography 
GEOG 355 Political Geography 
GEOG 363 Locational Analysis 
GEOG 365 Geography of Transportation 
GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 
GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia 
GEOG 376 Geography of East Asia 
GEOG 380 Geography of Russia/C.I.S. 
GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 



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GEOG 382 Geography of Europe 

GEOG 383 Geography of the United States 

GEOG 386 Geography of Canada 

GEOG 388 Geography of Africa 

GEOG 400 Special Topics in Geography 

GEOG 413 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) II 

GEOG 422 Online Weather Studies 

GEOG 431 Environmental Regulations 

GEOG 441 Geographic Frameworks 

GEOG 462 Principles of Urban Planning 

GEOG 463 Applications in Urban Planning 

GEOG 497 Undergraduate Research in Geography 

GEOG 498 Internship in Geography or Planning 

GEOG 499 Directed Study in Geography 

Total minimum credits - BA in Geography: 39 
Total minimum credits - BS in Geography: 39 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in geography and elemen- 
tary education, early childhood education or special education 
for licensure purposes. Please contaa the Department of 
Geography and the appropriate education department for 
further information. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
EARTH SCIENCES 

This program is inactive. 



GENERAL SCIENCE 

This program is inactive. 



PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

The MAT in Physical Science degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subject area teachers who have an 
initial license in chemistry, earth science or physics and are 
seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. This MAT program is defined to meet the 
"appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the 
criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most 
recent Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education licensure regulations. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of this catalog for information regarding program policy 
and procedures. 

For current information concerning program requirements, 
consult the "Physics" section of this catalog. 



GEOGRAPHY MINOR Credits 

GEOG 121 Physical Geography 3 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 3 

Four additional geography courses (departmental approval 
required). Two courses must be at the 200 level or higher 
and must be from at least two of the following areas 12 

• a regional course 

• a topical course 

• a techniques course 

Total minimum credits: 18 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Leonid Heretz 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Associate Professor 
Keith Lewinstein 

Professors: David Culver, Lucille Fortunate, Andrew Holman, 
Jean Stonehouse, Wing-Kai To, Thomas Turner 

Associate Professors: Joshua Greenberg, Michael lerardi, 
Margaret Lowe, Erin O'Connor 

Assistant Professors: Raman Seylon, Sarah Wiggins 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1388 
Location: Tiliinghast Hall, Room 310 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/history 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in History 
Concentration: Military History 

• MAT - History 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• History 

• Public History* 

• Interdisciplinary Minor 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The department offers students a solid, liberal arts major as prep- 
aration for professional careers, for graduate study in other fields 
(law and librarianship, for example) and for careers as museum 
professionals and public historians. It prepares students to teach 
history at the middle and high school level, and it provides a 
relevant and valuable liberal arts major to students preparing for 
careers in elementary, early childhood and special education. It 
also contributes to the core curriculum program by offering 
history courses to all students. 

The Department of History recommends that its majors selea 
a minor or interdisciplinary program that will complement the 
major program. History majors eleaing secondary education are 
strongly urged to take eleaive courses in geography political 
science, economics and the behavioral sciences in order to meet 
present employment expedations. 



HISTORY MAJOR 

Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a history (HIST) course may be 
used to fulfill the requirements for the history major. Students 
receiving a "D" or "F" in a history course may continue as his- 
tory majors but must either retake and successfully complete 
the course (with a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully 
complete another course that fulfills the same required "area" 
for the major. 



Required Courses Credits 

One course from among 3 

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation 
HIST 131 World History to 1500 

One course from among 3 



HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 
HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions 

since 1865 3 

One course taken from each of the following areas 18 

Area III Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe 

Area IV Modern Europe 

Area V United States History to 1 877 

Area Vl United States History since 1 877 

Area VII The Traditional World 

Area VIII Modern World 

Two upper division (300-400 level) electives, which 
must be taken in different geographical areas 
(World, Europe, U.S.A.). Students may meet this 
requirement with courses in public history and/or 

museum management 6 

Note: Students seeking elementary education, middle school 
or high school licensure with a history major should select 
an additional course in Area III as one of their electives so 
that they have taken one course from the Ancient/Medieval 
offerings and one from Early Modern Europe for a total of six 
credit hours in Area III toward completion of the major. 

HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement- 

CWRM) 

or 

HIST 496 Undergraduate History Seminar 

Students may use these courses to meet area requirements. 

Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level 
courses may be applied toward the history major. 

No more than three credits from the following courses may be 
used toward the 36 credits required for a history major. 
HIST 489 Internship in History 
HIST 499 Direaed Study in History 

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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



UNDERGRADUATE COURSES BY AREA 

Area I - Western Civilization and World History 

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 132World History since 1500 

INTO 211 History and Literature of Western Civilization I 

Area II - United States History Surveys 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 
HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865 

Area III - Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe 

HIST 400 The Ancient World: Near East 

HIST 403 Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic Age 

HIST 404 The Ancient World: Rome 

HIST 406 Rise of Early Christianity 

HIST 408 Jews and Christians in the Ancient Roman World 

HIST 415 Europe in the Middle Ages 

HIST 418 Renaissance Europe 

HIST 419 The Reformation and Wars of Religion 

HIST 420 Early Modern Europe: Society and Culture 

HIST 421 European Women's History: Medieval Renaissance and 

Reformation 
HIST 425 British History since 1603 
HIST 437 European National Histories (when appropriate) 
HIST437European National Histories: Italy 
HIST 437 European National Histories: France 
HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 

(when appropriate) 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium (when appropriate) 

Area IV - Modern Europe 

HIST 426 British Empire and Corrmonwealth since 1815 

HIST 429 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era 

HIST 430 Nineteenth-Century Europe 

HIST 431 Twentieth-Century Europe 

HIST 432 Intellectual History of Modern Europe 

HIST 433 Modern European Imperialism 

HIST 434 Modern Russia to 1917 

HIST 435 History of the U.S.S.R. 

HIST 436 History of East-Central Europe since 1918 

HIST 437 European National Histories 

HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 

(when appropriate) 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

(when appropriate) 



Area V - United States History to 1877 

HIST 440 Topics in United States History (when appropriate) 
HIST 441 United States History: The Colonial Period 1607-1763 
HIST 442 United States History: The American Revolution 
1763-1787 

HIST 443 United States History: The Early National Period 
HIST 444 Jacksonian Democracy and the Coming of the 
Civil War 

HIST 445 United States History: The Civil War 
HIST 448 United States Foreign Relations to 1900 
HIST 461 American Immigration and Ethnicity 
HIST 464 New England Textile Communities: Social and 

Economic History 
HIST 465 African-American History 
HIST 466 Women in American History 
HIST 489 History of Canadian-American Relations 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

(when appropriate) 

Area VI - United States History since 1877 

HIST 440 Topics in United States History (when appropriate) 

HIST 453 United States History: Progressive Era 

HIST 456 World War II 

HIST 457 America since World War II 

HIST 461 American Immigration and Ethnicity 

HIST 462 American Labor History 

HIST 464 New England Textile Communities: Social and 

Economic History 
HIST 465 African-American History 
HIST 466 Women in American History 
HIST 471 Sport in American Life 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

(when appropriate) 

Area VII - The Traditional World 

HIST 400 The Ancient World: Near East 

HIST 434 Modern Russia to 1917 

HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 

(when appropriate) 
HIST 474 Islamic Civilization to 1400 
HIST 477 Latin America: The Colonial Period 
HIST 480 History of Imperial China 
HIST 482 History of Modern Japan 
HIST 483 South Asia: The Modern Period 
HIST 487 Canadian History to Confederation 
HIST 491 Medicine and Society in the North Atlantic World 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

(when appropriate) 

Area VIII -Modern World 

HIST 435 History of the U.S.S.R. 

HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 

(when appropriate) 
HIST 456 World War II 
HIST 475 The Modern Middle East 
HIST 478 Latin America: The National Period 
HIST 481 China Under Communism 



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HIST 482 History of Modern Japan 
HIST 483 South Asia: The Modern Period 
HIST 484 War and Revolution in Modern Asia 
HIST 488 Canadian History since Confederation 
HIST 489 History of Canadian-American Relations 
HIST 491 Medicine and Society in the North Atlantic World 
HIST 494 Quebec and Canada since 1867 
HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 
(when appropriate) 

The following courses may be used to meet area 
requirements. The specific area, however, depends on 
the topic or topics addressed in the course. 

HIST 338 Honors Tutorial - Fall semester 

HIST 339 Honors Tutorial - Spring semester 

HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 

HIST 440 Topics in United States History 

HIST 485 Honors Thesis 

HIST 490 Historical Studies at Oxford 

HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 

HIST 496 Undergraduate History Seminar 

HIST 498 Internship in History 

HIST 499 Directed Study in History 

The following courses also carry credit in history 

INTO 200 Introduction to Canadian Studies 

INTO 211 History and Literature of Western Civilization I 

INTO 220 Introduction to American Studies 

INTO 420 American Studies Seminar 

HISTORY MAJOR/MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH 
SCHOOL EDUCATION MINOR 

History (Teacher of History Grades 5-8) 
Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a history course may be used to 
fulfill the requirements for the history major. Students receiving a 
"D" or "F" in a history course may continue as history majors but 
must either retake and successfully complete the course (with a 
grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same required "area" for the major. 

Required Courses Credits 

Please consult the "Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs" section of this catalog for 
courses required for the secondary education (high 
school, middle school, PreK-12 specialist) minor 33 

Note: The methods course requirement of all candidates seek- 
ing licensure as a teacher of history, grades 5-8 is MSED 450 
Strategies of Teaching History/Political Science in the 
Middle School 

One course from among the following 3 

HIST 1 1 1 Western Civilization to the Reformation 
HIST 131 World History to 1500 



One course from among the following 3 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 

HIST 132 World History since 1500 
HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions 

to 1865 3 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions 

since 1865 3 

One course taken from each of the following areas 18 

Area III Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe 

Area IV Modern Europe 

Area V United States History to 1877 

Area VI United States History since 1877 

Area VII The Traditional World 

Area VIII Modern World 

Note: Students seeking middle school or high school licensure 
with a history major should selea an additional course in Area 
III as one of their eleaives so that they have taken one course 
each from the Ancient/Medieval offerings and one from Early 
Modern Europe for a total of six credit hours in Area III toward 
completion of the major. 

Two additional upper division (300 and 400 level) 
history electives, which must be taken in different 
geographical areas (World, Europe, U.S.A.) 6 

HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement-CWRM) 
or 

HIST 496 Undergraduate History Seminar 

Students may use these courses to meet area requirements. 

Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level 
courses may be applied toward the history major. 

No more than three credits from the following courses may be 
used toward the 36 credits required for a history major. 

HIST 489 Internship in History 

HIST 499 Directed Study in History 

Total minimum credits: 69 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
wvvw.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies'" 
seaion of this catalog. 

History (Teacher of History Grades 8-12) 
Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a history course may be used to 
fulfill the requirements for the history major. Students receiving 
a "D" or "F" in a history course may continue as history majors 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same required "area" for the major. 



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Required courses Credits 

Please consult the "Secondary Education and Professional 

Programs" section of this catalog for courses required 

for the secondary education (high school, middle school, 

PreK-12 specialist) minor 33 

Note: The methods course requirement of all candidates 

seeking licensure as a teacher of history, grades 8-12 is: 

HSED 412 Strategies for Teaching History/Political Science 

in the High School 
One course from among the following 3 

HIST 1 1 1 Western Civilization to the Reformation 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 
One course from among the following 3 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 
. HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions 

since 1865 3 

One course taken from each of the following areas 18 

Area III Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe 

Area IV Modern Europe 

Area V United States History to 1877 

Area VI United States History since 1877 

Area VII The Traditional World 

Area VIII Modern World 

Note: Students seeking middle school or high school licensure 
with a history major should select an additional course in Area 
III as one of their eleaives, so that they have taken one course 
from the Ancient/Medieval offerings and one from Early 
Modern Europe for a total of six credit hours in Area III toward 
completion of the major. 

Two additional upper division (300 and 400 level) 
history electives, which must be taken in different 
geographical areas (World, Europe, U.S. A) 6 

HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement-CWRM) 
or 

HIST 496 Undergraduate History Seminar 
Students may use these courses to meet area requirements. 
Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level 
courses may be applied toward the history major. 

No more than three credits from the following may be used 
toward the 36 credits for a history major. 

HIST 489 Internship in History 
HIST 499 Directed Study in History 

Total minimum credits: 69 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sertionof this catalog. 



MILITARY HISTORY CONCENTRATION 

All history majors with a military concentration must meet all the 
requirements of the history major. Specific course content areas 
are noted below. 

Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a history course may be used to 
fulfill the requirements for the history major. Students receiving a 
"D" or "F" in a history course may continue as history majors but 
must either retake and successfully complete the course (with a 
grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same required "area" for the major. 

Required Courses Credits 

One course from among 3 

HIST 111 Western Civilization to the Reformation 
HIST 131 World History to 1500 

One course from among 3 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 
HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865 ... 3 

One course taken from each of the following areas: 
(one course of each grouping must be in 

military history) 18 

Area III and IV Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe; 

Modern Europe 
Area V and VI United States History to 1877; United States 

History since 1877 
Area VII and VIII The Traditional World; Modern World 
Note: Students seeking middle school or high school licensure 
with a history major should select an additional course in Area 
III as one of their electives so that they have taken one course 
from the Ancient/Medieval offerings and one from Early 
Modern Europe for a total of six credit hours in Area III toward 
completion ohhe major. 

Two upper division (300 and 400 level) military history 
electives, which must be taken in different geographical 
areas (World, Europe, U.S.A.) 6 

HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum. 
Requirement-CWRM) 
or 

HIST 496 Undergraduate History Seminar. 

Students may use these courses to meet area requirements. 

Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level 
courses may be applied toward the history major. 

No more than three credits from the following may be use 
toward the 36 credits required for the history major. 

HIST 489 Internship in History 

HIST 499 Directed Study in History 

Total minimum credits: 36 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurrjculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in history and elementary 
education, early childhood education or special education for 
licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with 
suggested sequences are available. 



MINOR IN SECONDARY (HIGH SCHOOL, 
MIDDLE SCHOOL, PreK-12 SPECIALIST) 

Students may minor either in secondary (high school, grades 
8-1 2 or middle school, grades 5-8) education. Successful comple- 
tion of either of these programs will lead to Massachusetts Initial 
Teacher Licensure. Please refer to "Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs" for specific teacher licensure and 
program requirements. 



HISTORY MINOR 

Required Courses Credits 

HIST 1 1 1 Western Civilization to the Reformation 3 

or 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 112 Western Civilization since the Reformation 3 

or 

HIST 132 World History since 1500 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

HIST 222 United States History and Constitutions since 1865 ... 3 
One course (three credits) from the 300-400 upper level 

courses. Students may select from the following areas 3 

Area III Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe 

Area IV Modern Europe 

Area VII Traditional World 

Area VIII Modern World 
One course (three credits) from the 300-400 upper 

level courses. Students may select from any one of 

the following areas 3 

Area V United States History to 1877 

Area VI United States History since 1877 
Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level courses 
may be applied toward the history minor. 

Total minimum credits: 18 



INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR IN PUBLIC 
HISTORY 

The departments of history, sociology and anthropology offer an 
interdisciplinary minor in public history that provides students 
with education and training for professional positions in public 
institutions such as museums, government offices, historical 
societies, national parks and business. The program is designed 
to serve the Southeastern Massachusetts region. 



Required Courses Credits 

HIST 392 History Seminar 3 

HIST 493 Museum Management: A Practicum 3 

HIST 498 Internship in History 3 

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archeology 3 

ANTH 303 Archeological Field Excavation in Prehistoric 

Sites in New England 3 

or 

ANTH 328 Archeology of North America 
ANTH 410 Public Archeology 3 

Suggested Electives 



HIST 440 Topics in United States History: Public History 

HIST 441 United States History: The Colonial Period 1607-1763 

HIST 461 American Immigration and Ethnicity 

HIST 464 New England Textile Communities: Social and 

Economic History 
POL! 277 American Government: State and Local 
SOCI 206 Cities and People: Urban Sociology 
SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

Total minimum credits: 18 
For further information students should contad Dr. Leonid 
Heretz, chairperson, Department of History. 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in history provides highly motivated history 
majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program 
through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of 
assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an 
advanced degree in history. Contad the Department of History 
for further information concerning eligibility and application. 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
HISTORY 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subject area teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is 
part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in 
the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree pro- 
gram will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already 
hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire 
additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram policies and procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of work 
or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed 
during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

All accepted students must enroll under the direaion of their 
adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Graduate Program 
Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" section of 
this catalog. 

Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacner (final program course) 3 

Concentration Electives 18 

MAT students are expeaed to have, or acquire in addition to 
degree requirements, an appropriate background of college-level 
courses in history, to be determined by the department. 

A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic 
area of concentration, which meet the academic and professional 
objeaives of the student, is required. 

Each student must pass a comprehensive examination prior to 
being eligible to receive the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. 

Total minimum credits: 34 
For program details, candidates should consult the Department 
of History's graduate program coordinator, Dr. Keith Lewinstein. 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Uma Shama 

Graduate Program Coordinators: 

Professor Glenn Pavlicek (Computer Science) 
Professor Uma Shama (Mathematics) 

Professors: Hang-Ling Chang, Paul Fairbanks, Walter 
Gleason, Ward Heilman, Thomas Moore, Philip Scalisi 

Associate Professors: Heidi Burgiel, Mahmoud El-Hashash, 
Torben Lorenzen, Michael Makokian, John Nee, Abdul Sattar 

Assistant Professors: Laura Gross, Seikyung Jung, 
Shannon Lockard, Rebecca Metcalf, Lee Mondshein, 
Matthew Salomone, John Santore 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1342 

Location: Hart Hall, Room 215 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/mathcs 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Mathematics 

• BS in Computer Science 

• MAT - Mathematics 

• MS in Computer Science 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Actuarial Science* 

• Computer Science 

• Mathematics 

• Interdisciplinary Minor 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS 

Since mathematics is both a cultural and a technical field of 
study, the curriculum is planned with the following objective: 

• to introduce students to mathematics as an important area 
of human thought; 

• to prepare students for careers in industry; 

• to give preparation to students for graduate study in math- 
ematics and related fields; 

• to prepare students planning to teach mathematics at the 
secondary level; 

• to serve the needs of students in fields which rely on math- 
ematics, e.g., experimental sciences, social sciences and 
elementary education. 

Note: The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is inactive. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION OR EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in mathematics and ele- 
mentary education, early childhood education or special educa- 
tion for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with 
suggested course sequences are available. 



MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (HIGH 
SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, OR PreK-12 
SPECIALIST) 

Students may minor in secondary education (high school, 
middle school or PreK-1 2 specialist). Successful completion of 
this minor will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. 
Please refer to the "Department of Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs" for specific teacher licensure and 
program requirements. 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER 
SCIENCE 

This program provides a broad background in computer science 
and will serve as preparation for employment in computer appli- 
cations or for graduate studies in the field. 

The department participates in a number of multidisciplinary 
programs for students preparing for careers in medicine, 
dentistry or oceanography. Additional information on these 
programs may be found in the seaion "Interdisciplinary and 
Preprofessional Programs." 

Note: The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is inaaive. 

MATHEMATICS MAJOR 

Grade Requirement 

Not more than one grade in the "D" range ("D-i-", "D," "D-") 

among the five courses MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 202, 
MATH 251 and MATH 252 shall be accepted in partial fulfillment 
of the requirements for the major in Mathematics. A student 
receiving a second grade in the "D" range in one of the above 
courses must repeat the course with the higher number and 
receive a "C-" or better before being allowed to enroll in other 
mathematics courses. 

Required Courses Credits 

MATH 151-152 Calculus l-ll 6 

MATH 180 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3 

MATH 202 Linear Algebra 4 

MATH 251-252 Calculus lll-IV 6 

MATH 301 Abstract Algebra 1 3 

MATH 401 Introduction to Analysis I 3 

COMP 203 Programming and Computer Algebra 3 

or 

COMP 101 Computer Science I 
PHYS 243-244 General Physics l-ll 8 



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Four electives from any 300- or 400- level courses except 
MATH 318 12 

Notes: As part of the the four electives, either MATH 408 
History of Mathematics or MATH 416 Applied Mathematics 
must be taken to satisfy the upper-level writing intensive core 
curriculum requirement in the mathematics major (CWRM). 
PHYS 403 Mathematical Physics may be taken as one of 
these four electives. 

Majors preparing for secondary school teaching careers must 
take MATH 403 Probability Theory, MATH 408 History of 
Mathematics and MATH 325 Foundations of Geometry as 
three of the four electives. 

• Students who are contemplating majoring in mathematics or 
computer science should be aware of the sequential nature 

- of the course offerings. In order for students to plan their 
programs so that degree requirements may be completed 
within a four-year period, students should consult with the 
chairperson of the department or their adviser as soon 
as possible. 

• Students seeking licensure as a teacher of Mathematics (5-8 
or 8-12) must also complete a minor in Secondary Education. 

Total minimum credits: 48 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



MATHEMATICS MINOR 

A minimum of 18 hours is required. Students must 
satisfy the following three requirements: 

Credits 

MATH 151-152 Calculus l-ll 6 

or 

MATH 141-142 Elements of Calculus l-ll 
One course from among the following 3 

MATH 120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 

MATH 202 Linear Algebra 

MATH 214 Introduction to Modern Algebra 
Three additional courses from among the following 9 

MATH 1 1 Elementary Statistics I 

MATH 120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 

MATH 130 Discrete Mathematics I 

MATH 200 Probability and Statistics 

MATH 202 Linear Algebra 

MATH 214 Introduction to Modern Algebra 

MATH 251 Calculus III 

MATH 252 Calculus IV 

any 300 or 400 level MATH courses including MATH 318 



Students who take one course from any of the following pairs 
of courses may not take the other course of that pair for credit 
towards the minor: 

MATH 110 and MATH 200 
MATH 120 and MATH 202 
MATH 214 and MATH 301 

Total minimum credits: 18 



ACTUARIAL SCIENCE MINOR 

This interdisciplinary minor, drawing from both high-level 
mathematics courses and finance courses is ideally suited for 
mathematics majors or accounting and finance majors who are 
interested in preparing for the aauarial science exam and in pur- 
suing an aauarial career or a career in a related area. 

Credits 



ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 3 

MATH 151 Calculus 1 3 

MATH 152 Calculus II 3 

MATH 251 Calculus III 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 

ACFI 476 Insurance and Risk Management 

ACFI 490 Investments 

MATH 403 Probability Theory 



Note: Accounting and finance majors may not choose 
ACFI 476 or ACFI 490 to satisfy the minor requirements. 
Mathematics major may not choose MATH 403 to satisfy 
the minor requirements. 

Total minimum credits: 21 



COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR 

Grade Requirement 

Not more than one grade in the "D" range {"D+", "D." "D-") 
among the four courses COMP 101,COMP 102, COMP206and 
COMP 330 shall be accepted in partial fulfillment of the require- 
ments for the major in computer science. A student receiving a 
second "D" in one of the above must repeat the course with the 
higher number and receive a "C-" or better before being allowed 
to enroll in other computer science courses. 



Required Courses Credits 

COMP 101 Computer Science 1 3 

COMP 102 Computer Science II 3 

COMP 206 Introduction to Computer Organization 3 

COMP 330 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 

COMP 340 Organization of Programming Languages 3 

COMP 350 Operating Systems 3 

COMP 430 Computer Networks 3 

COMP 435 Analysis of Algorithms 3 

COMP 442 Object-Oriented Software Engineering 3 

COMP 470 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 

MATH 120 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 

MATH 130 Discrete Mathematics 1 3 

MATH 151-152 Calculus I -II 6 

MATH 200 Probability and Statistics 3 



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At least four elective courses (12 credits) must be 

selected from 12 

Any COMP courses at the 300-400 level 
(except COMP 410 Database Applications and 
those required above) 

MATH 415 Numerical Analysis 

PHYS442 Digital Electronics I 
12 credit hours in the natural sciences including 

one of the following sequences 12 

BIOL 121-122 General Biology l-ll 

CHEM 131-132 Survey of Chemistry l-ll 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll 

PHYS 181-182 Elements of Physics l-ll 

PHYS 243-244 General Physics l-ll 

Any computer science major who has successfully completed 

COMP 1 02 will not be allowed to take COMP 1 00 or COMP 

105 for academic credit. 

Total minimum credits: 69 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR Credits 

COMP 101 Computer Science 1 3 

COMP 102 Computer Science II 3 

COMP 330 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 

Three additional courses to be selected from 9 

PHYS 442 Digital Electronics I 
or 



any course counting toward the computer science major 

Total minimum credits: 18 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in mathematics and computer science 
provides highly motivated mathematics and computer science 
majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program 
through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of 
assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an 
advanced degree in mathematics or computer science. Contaa 
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for 
further information concerning eligibility and application. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER 
SCIENCE 

The Master of Science in Computer Science is intended to meet 
the growing need for high-level computer professionals by 

• strengthening the preparation of individuals working in 
computer-related fields; 

• training professionals in other areas who wish to apply 
computer science to their respective fields or who desire to 
retrain for entry in a computer science career; 

• providing the necessary general and theoretical background 
for those individuals who wish to continue graduate study in 
computer science beyond the master's degree. 

The program consists of 30 credits and may be completed 
entirely on a part-time basis (courses are offered in the late 
afternoon or evening). 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

The Master of Science in Computer Science program seeks to 
attract individuals from various backgrounds who are highly 
motivated and prepared to meet the challenges of a rigorous 
advanced degree curriculum. In addition to a bachelor's degree, 
applicants should be familiar with the organization of computers 
and have competencies in: 

• a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java; 

• discrete and continuous mathematics; 

• data structures and algorithms. 

Demonstrated competencies within these areas can be achieved 
through professional experience, undergraduate study or transi- 
tional graduate course work. Students who do not already have 
a computer science degree should contaa the program coordina- 
tor to determine their level of preparedness. 



Program Requirements Credits 

COMP 520 Operating Systems Principles 3 

COMP 540 Automata, Computability and Formal Languages... 3 

COMP 545 Analysis of Algorithms 3 

COMP 560 Artificial Intelligence 3 

COMP 590 Computer Architecture 3 

Candidates must successfully complete five courses 

from among the following 1 5 

COMP 510 Topics in Programming Languages 



COMP 525 Design and Construction of Compilers 
COMP 530 Software Engineering 



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COMP 536 Graphics 

COMP 550 Topics in Discrete Mathematics 
COMP 562 Expert Systems 
COMP 565 Logic Programming 
COMP 570 Robotics 

COMP 575 Natural Language Processing 

COMP 580 Database Systems 

COMP 582 Distributed Database Systems 

COMP 594 Computer Networks 

COMP 596 Topics in Computer Science* 

COMP 599 Computer Science Seminar 
* Topics in Computer Science (COMP 596) has recently 
addressed issues such as human-computer interaction, 
bioinformatics, computer security, computer vision and 
•computer learning systems. 

At the conclusion of the program, candidates will have the option 
of sitting for a comprehensive written exam which incorporates 
subject matter from the five required courses or completing a 
capstone project that allows candidates to pursue an area of 
interest in depth. 

Total minimum credits: 30 



Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction 

and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Concentration Electives 18 

MAT students are expected to have, or acquire in addition to 
degree requirements, an appropriate background of college level 
courses, to be determined by the department. 

A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic 
area of concentration, which meet the academic and professional 
objectives of the student, is required. 

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination in 
the six required courses or a capstone project approved by the 
department is also required. 

Total minimum credits: 34 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
MATHEMATICS 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subjea area teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is 
part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in 
the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree pro- 
gram will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already 
hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire 
additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram policies and procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

All accepted students must enroll under the direction of their 
adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Graduate Program 
Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" section of 
this catalog. 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Salil Sachdev 

Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Associate Professor Steven Young 

Professors: Jean Kreiling, Carol Nicholeris 

Associate Professor: Deborah Nemko 

Assistant Professors: Sarah McQuarrie-Sherwin, 
Donald Running 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1377 
Location: Maxwell Library, Room 313A 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/music 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Music 
Concentration: Music Education 

• MAT -Music 



UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Music 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The Department of Music offers a major within the framework of 
a Bachelor of Arts degree. The overarching goal of the program is 
to provide a solid foundation in music history, theory and perfor- 
mance within a liberal arts context, and by so doing prepares stu- 
dents who wish to pursue a variety of interests, including further 
study in music and Massachusetts Teacher Licensure. 

In addition, the Department of Music offers a minor for those 
students pursuing a BA or BS degree, as well as courses that 
satisfy the college-wide core curriculum requirements. Private 
instruaion is given in piano, guitar, voice and orchestral and 
band instruments. A performance study fee is charged for these 
lessons. Performing organizations are also available for both 
singers and instrumentalists. 

A student wishing to major or minor in music should con- 
sult with the department chairperson as early as possible. 
Certain courses may be waived pending consultation with the 
Department of Music chairperson and/or completion of 
proficiency tests. 



MUSIC MAJOR 

Audition Requirement 

A formal audition is required for acceptance into the music 
major. There is no audition requirement for acceptance into the 
music minor. Auditions are held in February, May and November. 
Completed audition forms must be received by the music depart- 
ment two weeks prior to the audition date. To obtain forms, or 
additional information, contaa Dr. Carol Nicholeris, audition 
coordinator, at 508.531.2040. 



Instrumentalists must proficiently execute the following: 

• Major scales up to four sharps and flats and chromatic scale 
two octaves from memory 

• Sight-reading 

• A three-to-five-minute prepared solo, with or without 
accompaniment 

• A selection in a contrasting style 

Singers must proficiently execute the following: 

• An unaccompanied major scale on a neutral syllable 

• Sight-reading 

• An art-song or aria 

• A selection in a contrasting style 

Accompanist must be provided by the student. 

Within 1 days of the audition, the candidate will be notified 
of his/her status. He/she will be: 

1) accepted into the major. 

2) conditionally accepted into the major. 

• The student may repeat an audition more than once on a 
scheduled audition or jury day 

• The student must pass the audition within one year in order 
to be accepted as a music major 

3) not accepted to the major. A student who auditions 
and is not accepted as a music major: 

• may audition only once more 

• may not take courses with a MUSC prefix other than to fulfill 
core curriculum requirements 

• may select music as a minor 

Students with questions concerning the suitability of audition 
material should contact Dr. Carol Nicholeris at 508.531 .2040 or 
e-mail: cnicholeris@bridgew.edu. 

A student majoring in music must earn 49 credits by combin- 
ing required courses and electives. In addition, a piano profi- 
ciency examination, which addresses basic competencies, must 
be passed. Specific musical examples and guidelines are avail- 
able from the Department of Music chairperson. Alternatively, the 
proficiency requirements may be met by successful completion of 
MUSC 440. 

Grade Requirement 

The Department of Music will permit its majors to use only one 
passing grade below "C-" to satisfy requirements in the music 
major (including both the required core courses and electives). 
An additional grade below "C-" will require the student to take 
another music course, chosen in consultation with his or her 
adviser. The required core courses are designed to develop com- 
petence in theory, history, musicianship and performance. 

Credits 

MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 3 

or 

MUSC 163 Music of the Non-Western World 

MUSC 270 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training 1 3 

MUSC 271 Music Theory I 3 

MUSC 272 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training II L 

MUSC 273 Music Theory II 3 



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MUSC 281 Music History 1 3 

MUSC 282 Music History II 3 

MUSC 351 Conducting 3 

MUSC 372 Form and Analysis 1: 1700-1900 3 

MUSC 472 Form and Analysis II : The Twentieth Century.... 3 

Ensembles 7 



MUSC 109 Beginning African Drumming Ensemble 

MUSC 111 Marching Band 

MUSC 112 Wind Ensemble 

MUSC 113 Jazz Band 

MUSC 115 Instrumental Ensemble 

MUSC 118 Chorale 

MUSC 119 Vocal Ensemble 

MUSC 151 Jazz and Show Choir 

MUSC 152 Opera Ensemble 

MUSC 183 String Ensemble 

Note: Students may apply only one ensemble credit per semester 
toward the major. No more than three credits may be taken in 
MUSC 1 1 1 and no more than one credit each can be taken in 
MUSC 109 or MUSC 115. 

Music Technology Requirement 

Students are expeaed to meet music technology requirements by 
either demonstrating proficiency in music technology or by tak- 
ing MUSC 191 Introduction to MusicTechnology prior to taking 
MUSC 271 Music Theory I. 

Performance Studies 

Six credits, including at least one semester at the 300 level 6 

MUSC 121.221,321,421 Brass 

MUSC 122,222, 322, 422 Percussion 

MUSC 123, 223, 323, 423 Strings (Violin, Viola) 

MUSC 124, 224, 324, 424 Woodwinds 

MUSC 125, 225, 325, 425 Guitar 

MUSC 126, 226, 326, 426 Strings (Cello, Bass) 

MUSC 131, 231, 331, 431 Voice (Singing) 

MUSC 141, 241, 341, 441 Piano 

Music History Elective 

Choose from , 3 

MUSC 363 Music of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 
MUSC 364 Music of the Classical and Romantic 

Periods (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 
MUSC 367 Music by Women Composers 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 
MUSC 369 Music of the Twentieth Century 

Elective 3 

Choose from the remaining history electives above 
or 

MUSC 371 Counterpoint 
MUSC 373 Composition I 
MUSC 374 Composition II 



MUSC 399 Special Topics in Music 
MUSC 456 Methods in Music Education 
MUSC 499 Directed Study in Music 

Piano Proficiency Requirement 

Completion of MUSC 440 Advanced Keyboard Skills with a grade 
of "C" or above. 

Recital Requirement 

All music majors must attend a specific, assigned number of on- 
campus recitals every semester they are registered as music majors. 
(Recitals in which the student is performing will not be counted 
toward this requirement.) Specifics concerning these recitals 
(which will generally include First Friday recitals. Faculty Artist 
Series recitals and student recitals), along with the minimum 
number required, will be posted in the Department of Music at 
the start of each semester. A student who fails to meet the mini- 
mum requirement for every semester he or she is enrolled as a 
music major will not be permitted to graduate as a music major. 

Total minimum credits: 49 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the " Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



MUSIC EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 

The music department offers a music education concentration, 
which allows prospective music educators to earn a bachelor 
of arts degree in music with a concentration ir; music educa- 
tion. This program is designed for students who wish to earn 
Massachusetts state licensure for teaching music (all levels) 
within their undergraduate experience. 

The following courses are required to complete the music 
education concentration: 



Course Requirements Credits 

MUSC 166 Survey of American Jazz 3 

MUSC 270 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training 1 3 

MUSC 271 Music Theory I 3 

MUSC 273 Music Theory II 3 

MUSC 281 Music History 1 3 

MUSC 282 Music History II 3 

MUSC 372 Form and Analysis 1: 1700-1900 3 

Cognate Requirements 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 



Note: Some of the required courses listed above also fulfill 
certain core curriculum requirements 



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Ensemble and Performance Study Requirements 

Seven credits from ensembles* 7 

MUSC 112 Wind Ensemble 

MUSC 113 Jazz Band 

MUSC 115 Instrumental Ensemble 

MUSC 118 Chorale 

MUSC 119 Vocal Ensemble 

MUSC 183 String Ensemble 

Six credits in performance studies. At least one semester at the 
300 level and at least one semester in a secondary perfor- 
mance medium (voice for an instrumentalist; instrument 

for vocalist) must be completed 6 

MUSC 121,221.321,421 Brass 

MUSC 122,222, 322, 422 Percussion 

MUSC 123, 223, 323, 423 Strings (Violin, Viola) 

MUSC 124, 224. 324, 424 Woodwinds 

MUSC 125.225, 325, 425 Guitar 

MUSC 126, 226, 326, 426 Strings (Cello, Bass) 

MUSC 131, 231. 331, 431 Voice (Singing) 

MUSC 141,241,341,441 Piano 

Additional required courses 

MUSC 351 Conducting 3 

MUSC 375 Orchestration and Arranging 

(instrumental emphasis) 3 

or 

MUSC 455 Creative Aaivities in Elementary School Music 
(vocal emphasis) 

MUSC 388 Instrumental Techniques 3 

MUSC 456 Methods in Music Education 3 

MUSC 483 Choral Techniques 3 

MUSC — - Music History elective 3 

Students seeking Initial Licensure must also declare a minor in 
secondary education and complete the following courses. (See 
the "Secondary Education and Professional Programs" seaion of 
this catalog) 

EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 413 Strategies for Teaching Music 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

EDHM 490 Student Teaching** 12 

* Students seeking Initial Licensure in music will be required to 
participate in a large ensemble (wind or chorale) for a mini- 
mum of seven semesters including at least four semesters in a 
large ensemble (wind ensemble or chorale). 

** As a minimum prerequisite to student teaching, students 
will be required to pass a Music Education Piano Proficiency 
Exam, which my necessitate private lessons. 

Total minimum credits: 85 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site. 



www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in music and elementary 
education, early childhood education or special education for 
licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with sug- 
gested course sequences are available. 

MINOR IN EDUCATION (ALL LEVELS) 

Students minoring in education must refer to the "Department 
of Secondary Education and Professional Programs" for specific 
requirements, and consult with the Department of Music for 
additional information. 

MUSIC MINOR 

Note: Music minors are not required to audition, but should con- 
sult with the department chairperson as early as possible so that 
they may be advised concerning prerequisites and placement. 

Required Courses Credits 

MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 3 

or 

MUSC 163 Music of the Non-Western World 

MUSC 140 Class Piano 1 3 

or 

MUSC 240 Class Piano II 

MUSC 270 Sight-Singing and Ear-Training 1 3 

MUSC 271 Music Theory I 3 

MUSC 281 Music History 1 3 

or 

MUSC 282 Music History II 

Ensembles (Choose from list below. No more than one credit 

each may betaken in MUSC 109 and MUSC 115) 3 

MUSC 109 Beginning African Drumming Ensemble 

MUSC 112 Wind Ensemble 

MUSC 113 Jazz Band 

MUSC 115 Instrumental Ensemble 

MUSC 118 Chorale 

MUSC 119 Vocal Ensemble 

MUSC 151 Jazz and Show Choir 

MUSC 152 Opera Ensemble 

MUSC 183 String Ensemble 
Three additional credits from among the following 3 

MUSC 121.221.321,421 Performance Studies I, II. III. IV 
(Private Lessons - Brass) 

MUSC 1 22, 222, 322, 422 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Percussion) 
MUSC 1 23, 223, 323, 423 Performance Studies I. II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Violin, Viola) 
MUSC 1 24, 224, 324, 424 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Woodwinds) 



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MUSC 1 25, 225, 325, 425 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 
(Private Lessons - Guitar) 

MUSC 126, 226, 326, 426 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Cello, Bass) 
MUSC 131, 231. 331, 431 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Voice - Singing) 
MUSC 141, 241, 341, 441 Performance Studies I, II, III, IV 

(Private Lessons - Piano) 
MUSC 130 Voice Class I 
MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 
or 

MUSC 163 Music of the Non-Western World 

(if not taken as a required course) 
MUSC 166 Surveyof American Jazz 
MUSC 230 Voice Class II 
MUSC 273 Music Theory II 
MUSC 281 Music History I 

or 

MUSC 282 Music History II (if not taken as a 

required course) 
MUSC 363 Music of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi 
MUSC 364 Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods 
MUSC 367 Music by Women Composers 
MUSC 369 Music of the Twentieth Century 
MUSC 371 Counterpoint 
MUSC 372 Form and Analysis 1: 1700-1900 
MUSC 373 Composition I 
MUSC 399 Special Topics in Music 
MUSC 472 Form and Analysis II: The Twentieth Century 
MUSC 499 Direaed Study in Music 

Total minimum credits: 21 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM: INITIAL 
LICENSURE - TEACHER OF MUSIC 

In conjunction with the School of Education and Allied Studies 
and the School of Graduate Studies, the Department of Music 
offers a postbaccalaureate program that qualifies a music gradu- 
ate to obtain Massachusetts initial licensure as a teacher of 
music at the PreK-1 2 grade lev?l (vocal, instrumental, general). 

For additional current information concerning this program, 
contact the Department of Music. 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
MUSIC 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• A bachelor's degree in music 



• An initial teaching license and teaching experience in the 
field of music 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• A passing score on the Department of Music proficiency test 
and either a formal audition or a video of the applicant's 
teaching and/or conducting 

• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technological applica- 
tions for music education as assessed by the department's 
technology specialist 

• MAT applicants are expected to have, or acquire in addi- 
tion to degree requirements, an appropriate background of 
college level courses, to be determined by the department. 
(Appropriate background for a music concentration would 
include theory, history, ear training/sight singing, conducting 
and piano proficiency.) 

• A candidate for this program will be expected to have taken 
at least one course in general music methods prior to enroll- 
ing in this program. A candidate missing such background 
may take either MUSC 456 Methods in Music Education or 
MUSC 455 Creative Activities in Elementary School Music in 
addition to regular program requirements. 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

Education Core Courses Credits 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction 

and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Music Courses 

MUSC 552 Seminar in Music Education Problems 3 

MUSC 558 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training: Level I 3 

(MUSC 559 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training: Level II 

or 

MUSC 562 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training: Level.lll 



may be substituted for this course) 

MUSC 559 Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training: Level II 3 

or 

MUSC 503 Directed Study 

MUSC 564 Music in the Arts: A Cultural Perspective 3 

MUSC 569 Foundations in Music Education 3 

MUSC 575 Techniques for Arranging Classroom and 

Concert Music 3 



Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is 
also required. 

Total minimum credits: 33 



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Philosophy 



s 



bSc 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COIXEGE 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Aeon Skoble 

Professor: Robert Fitzgibbons 

Associate Professor: Catherine Womack 

Assistant Professors: William Devlin, Laura McAlinden 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1379 
Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 340 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/philosophy 



DEGREE PROGRAM 

• BA in Philosophy 

Concentration: Applied Ethics 



UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Philosophy 



The Department of Philosophy offers a major leading to the 
Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor in philosophy is also available. 
The program in philosophy provides a solid foundation for entry 
into careers such as law, journalism, college teaching, manage- 
ment, and medical ethics, as well as preparation for graduate 
work in philosophy and related disciplines. 

The study of philosophy involves the development of a broad 
range of analytical, interpretive, evaluative and critical abili- 
ties as they are applied to a variety of theoretical and practical 
human concerns. Courses in the problems, history and methods 
of philosophy as a mode of critical thinking deal with questions 
about the priority of values; the status of knowledge, truth and 
consciousness; the nature of art, religion, science and politics. 

The department offers numerous opportunities for students 
to excel, provides models of intelleaual excellence, and fosters 
an atmosphere of mutual respect and open-mindedness. Faculty 
advisers work closely with students who wish to plan a course 
of study within the philosophy program. Academically talented 
students should contact the department chairperson for details 
about its honors program. Extracurricular activities include the 
Philosophy Club, which gives students from all majors a chance 
to discuss philosophical topics in an open and constructive man- 
ner. The club also sponsors the Bhdgewater Journal of Philosophy, 
which publishes student research and essays. 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



PHILOSOPHY MAJOR 

A minimum of 10 philosophy courses (30 credits) is required. 
Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C" or higher is required in all philosophy course work 
contributing to the major. 



Credits 

One three-credit, 100-level philosophy course 3 

The following course in logic is required 3 

PHIL 310 Symbolic Logic 
At least two of the following courses in the history 

of philosophy are required 6 

PHIL 301 Plato and Aristotle 

PHIL 303 Major Modern Philosophers 

PHIL 305 American Philosophy 
At least two of the following area courses are required 6 

PHIL 402 Knowledge and Truth 

PHIL 403 Ethics and Action 

PHIL 404 Mind and Language 
PHIL 450 Senior Seminar in Philosophy (Writing Intensive in the 

major Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) is required 3 

At least three additional courses in philosophy 

are required 9 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

Total minimum credits: 30 

APPLIED ETHICS CONCENTRATION 

Fulfill requirements for the philosophy major with at least four 
courses from the following distribution. 

PHIL 203 Happiness and the Meaning of Life 

PHIL 204 Sex and Personal Relations 

PHIL 205 Medical Ethics 

PHIL 210 Liberation Ethics 

PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 

PHIL 231 Amoralism, Egoism and Altruism 

PHIL 234 Free Will, Determinism and Responsibility 

Total minimum credits: 30 

PHILOSOPHY MINOR 

For a minor in philosophy, a student must complete six philoso- 
phy courses (18 credits). Interested students should contact the 
chairperson in order to discuss an individual program relevant to 
their academic majors. 

Total minimum credits: 18 

DOUBLE MAJORS 

Philosophy is an excellent double major in that it enriches 
the questions and theoretical orientation of any other discipline. 
Interested students, particularly those majoring in education, 
should contact the chairperson in order to discuss an 
individual program. 



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Philosophy 



PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 
PROGRAM 

The Philosophy Departmental Honors Program encourages 
students to excel in philosophy, to provide models and guid- 
ance for pursuing excellence, and to honor those students who 
demonstrate excellence. To be accepted into the departmental 
honors program, a student must be a philosophy major and fulfill 
the following criteria at the time of application to the philosophy 
honors program\ 

• A 3.3 GPA for all philosophy courses to be used toward a 
Bridgewater State College degree with a minimum of three 
philosophy courses completed^ 

• A 3.3 GPA for all completed course work to be used for a 
Bridgewater State College degree 

• At least 60 credits completed toward an undergraduate 
degree 

For additional information concerning the departmental 
honors program in philosophy, please contact the department 
chairperson. 

The Department of Philosophy has a chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, 
the international honors society for philosophy. Membership is 
open, regardless of major, to sophomores and higher with a 3.0 
average in two or more philosophy classes and a 3.2 cumulative 
GPA. Members receive a certificate and are eligible to wear a 
sash indicating membership as part of their graduation regalia. 

' Upon admission to the departmental honors program, 
a student's philosophy major advisor will assume 
responsibility for advising the student in respect to the 
honors program. 

2 Students entering the Honors Program at or near the 
minimum GPA for admission should be aware that achieving 
higher grades in future philosophy courses will be 
necessary in order to eventually reach the 3.5 GPA in 
philosophy required for completing the Honors Program. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The department does not currently offer a graduate program. 
However, philosophy courses at the 400 level, with the 
exception of PHIL 405, PHIL 450, PHIL 485 and PHIL 499, 
may be taken for graduate credit with the consent of the 
Department of Philosophy. 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Martina Arndt 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Jeffrey Williams 

Professor: Edward Deveney 

Associate Professor: Thomas Kling 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1386 
Location: Conant Science Building, Room 115A 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/physics 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Physics 
Concentration: General Physics 

• BS in Physics 

Concentration: Professional Physics 

• MAT - Physical Science 

• MAT - Physics 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Physics 

• Geophysics* 
*lnterdisciplinary Minor 

The Department of Physics strives to provide students with the 
necessary skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers 
in research, teaching or further study in graduate programs. 
Programs in physics culminating in the degrees of Bachelor 
of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching 
are offered. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF 
SCIENCE 

The Department of Physics offers programs leading to the 
bachelor's degree in physics. A major in physics provides students 
with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue successful 
careers in research, teaching, graduate and professional pro- 
grams, industry, engineering and many other fields. Each student 
can plan a physics program with the help of a faculty adviser to 
meet specific future needs. The department also offers students 
opportunities in on-campus research and internships. 

Students who are contemplating majoring in this department 
should be aware of the sequential nature of the course offerings. 
It is of prime importance that students consult with the chair- 
person of the department as soon as possible so that they can 
complete degree requirements in four years. 



PHYSICS MAJOR 

The Department of Physics offers two physics concentrations: 
a professional physics concentration and a general 
physics concentration. Both concentrations have a core 
set of eight physics courses along with cognate courses in math- 
ematics and chemistry. 



PHYSICS CORE 

All physics majors take the physics core courses and core 
cognates. 

Credits 



PHYS 243-244 General Physics Ml 8 

PHYS401 Modern Physics 4 

PHYS 402 Quantum Mechanics 3 

PHYS 414 Experimental Physics 3 

PHYS 433 Thermal Physics (Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 3 

PHYS 438 Electricity and Magnetism 3 

PHYS 439 Mechanics 3 

Core Cognates 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll 8 

MATH 151-152 Calculus l-ll 6 



Total minimum credits: 41 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



PROFESSIONAL PHYSICS CONCENTRATION 

The physics major with a professional physics concentration is 
designed to meet the needs of students going to graduate school 
in physics or a related field, or jobs in science or engineering. 



Requirements Credits 

Physics core courses 27 

Physics core cognates 14 

Electives 

Nine credit hours of physics electives above the 100 level 

from the list below 9 

PHYS 403 Mathematical Physics 



PHYS 409 General Relativity and Cosmology 

PHYS 422 Computer Simulation in Physical Science 

PHYS 435 Optics 

PHYS 442 Digital Electronics I 

PHYS 458 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism 

PHYS 459 Advanced Mechanics 

PHYS 460 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 

PHYS 498 Internship in Physics 

PHYS 499 Directed Study in Physics 



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BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



Physics 



Cognates 

MATH 251 Calculus III 

MATH 316 Differential Equations. 



3 

3 

Total minimum credits: 56 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 



Students may choose a double major in physics and elementary 

— — education, early childhood education or special education for 

GENERAL PHYSICS CONCENTRATION licensure purposes. Please contact the Department of Physics and 

The physics major with a general physics concentration is the appropriate education department for further information. 

designed to meet the needs of students seeking jobs in teach- 

ing, engineering, industry, computers, finance, biology, medicine, MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 

law and many other fields. It also would be an effective major to (HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL OR 

combine with many of the minors offered at the college. Along PreK-1 2 SPECI a'lIST) 
with the physics core and physics core cognate courses, the stu- ' 

dent must take six hours of physics electives from the list below. Students may minor in secondary education (high school, middle 

school or PreK-1 2 specialist). Successful completion of this minor, 

Requirements Credits the program requirements of either a BA or BS in physics and 

Physics core courses 27 PHYS 107 Exploring the Universe will lead to Massachusetts 

Physics core cognates 14 Initial Teacher Licensure. Please refer to the " Department of 

Physics Electives (three credits from below) 3 Secondary Education and Professional Programs" for specific 

PHYS 107 Exploring the Universe teacher licensure requirements. 

PHYS 180 Energy and its Social Uses 

PHYS 403 Mathematical Physics HONORS PROGRAM 

lull '^'''^'''/y ^r°'°?c^ • The honors program in physics provides highly motivated physics 

PHyI til oT ' '^'j^^' ^'^^ opportunities to enhance their academic program 

PHY^^l^n ■ through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of 

nnvr A I? 5 n asslstance in postgraduatc employment or in the pursult of an 

lull 1 o A^''"''^ '""^ advanced degree in physics. Contact the Department of Physics 

PHYS 459 Advanced Mechanics f«..f,,r+k^r ;of«rrv,^+;«r,^-««^«r„;r,« «i;«;k;i;tw or^r^l;^-,t;«n 

n. iwr * J J ^ u ■ tor turther intormation conceminq eligibility ano application. 

PHYS 460 Advanced Quantum Mechanics a a 7 

PHYS 498 Internship in Physics 

PHYS 499 Directed Study in Physics GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Total minimum credits: 44 



PHYSICS MINOR 

Required Courses 

PHYS 244 General Physics II 4 

PHYS 401 Modern Physics 4 

Additional Requirements 

Complete 10 additional credits in physics (PHYS) courses 

acceptable to the physics ma[or 10 

Total minimum credits: 18 

GEOPHYSICS MINOR 

A minor is jointly offered with the Departments of Earth Sciences 
and Geography. For further information contaa the department 
chairpersons. 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
PHYSICS 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in physics in was devel- 
oped for high school and middle school subject area teachers 
who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This MAT program is 
designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" require- 
ment, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, 
as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure "regulations. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram policies and procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 



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Physics; 



All accepted students must enroll under the direaion of their 
adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Graduate Program 
Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" seaion of 
this catalog. 

Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction and 

Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Concentration Electives 

MAT students are expeaed to have, or acquire in addition to 
degree requirements, an appropriate background of college level 
courses, to be determined by the department. 

A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic 
area of concentration, which meet the academic and profes- 
sional objectives of the student, is required 18 

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is 
also required. 

Total minimum credits: 34 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
GENERAL SCIENCE 

This program is inactive. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in physical science degree 
was developed for high school and middle school subject area 
teachers who have an initial license in chemistry, earth sci- 
ence or physics and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This MAT program is defined 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which 
is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth 
in the most recent Massachusetts Department of Elementary and 
Secondary Education licensure regulations. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
seaion of this catalog for information regarding program policy 
and procedures. 

Admission requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• An initial teaching license 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



Program requirements 

Education Core Courses Credits 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction and 

Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Introductory course 

PHSC 501 Problem Solving in Physical Science 3 

Concentration Electives 

Twelve (12) credits in electives at least three credits 

from each area 12 

Chemistry 

CHEM 512 Microcomputers as Laboratory Instruments 
CHEM 550 Chemistry and the Environment 

Earth Science 

EASC 501 Observational Astronomy 

EASC 504 Observational Meteorology 

EASC 550 Modern Developments in Earth Science 

EASC 560 Special Topics in Earth Science 

PhysiG 

PHYS 550 Physics forTeachers-A Modern Review 
PHYS 560 Special Topics in Physics Teaching 
PHYS 58 1 The Physics of the Environment 
PHYS 593 Special Topics in Secondary School Science 
or 

PHYS 594 Special Topics in Junior High Science I 
Capstone course 

PHSC 590 Integrated Physical Science 3 

Total minimum credits: 33 



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Political Science 



bSc 



BRIDGEVATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor George Serra 

Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Associate Professor Wendy Haynes 

Professors: Michael Kryzanek, Shaheen Mozaffar 
Associate Professors: Mark Kemper, Deniz Leuenberger 
Assistant Professors: Jordon Barkalow, Brian Frederick 
Instructor: Jodie Kluver 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1387 
Location: Summer Street House, Room 101 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/polisci 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Political Science 

Concentrations: American Politics, International Affairs, 
Legal Studies, Public Administration 

• Master of Public Administration (MPA) 
Concentrations: Civic and Nonprofit Leadership and 
Administration, Sustainable Community Development 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Civic Education and Community Leadership* 

• Political Science 

• Interdisciplinary minor 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 
including five programs of study in political science: a politi- 
cal science major (no concentration), a political science major 
(American politics concentration), a political science major 
(international affairs concentration), a political science major 
(legal studies concentration) and a political science major (public 
administration concentration). 

The political science major (no concentration) offers students 
an understanding of governmental structures and political pro- 
cesses in their own country and in other parts of the world. This 
program provides a foundation for graduate work in political sci- 
ence, public administration and international affairs, for the study 
of law, and for professional careers in teaching and in the public 
and private seaors. 

The political science major (international affairs concentra- 
tion) offers students an understanding of the struaures and pro- 
cesses that govern political and economic relations among global 
actors. This program provides a foundation for graduate work 
in international politics, international business and economics, 
international law and organization, and for a professional career 
in these fields. 



The political science major (legal studies concentration) offers 
students a background for professional careers in the field of 
law. This program provides a foundation for law school and for 
paralegal studies. 

The political science major (American politics concentration) 
offers students a broad understanding of American politics. The 
concentration is designed to provide strong undergraduate scien- 
tific education in preparation for entry into advanced degree pro- 
grams and professional careers in public service, private institutions 
and political organizations in the United States. 

The political science major (public administration concentration) 
prepares students for a career focus in the public and nonprofit 
sectors at the federal, state, and local levels. The concentration is 
designed for those students who wish to pursue a Master of Public 
Administration degree and/or a career in this field. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR 

No Concentration 
Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course 
may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science 
major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political 
science course may continue as political science majors or minors 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. 



Required Courses Credits 

POLI 1 72 Introduction to American Government 3 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 3 

POLI 475 Senior Seminar in Political Science 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement - CWRM) 3 

Distribution I: Complete at least four 

of the following courses 12 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 
POLI 260 International Relations 



POLI 274 Western Political Thought - Plato to the-Present 

POLI 275 Comparative Government 

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

Distribution II: Complete at least 15 credits 

at the POLI 300 or POLI 400 level 15 

Notes 

Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to 
the major, regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498 
Internship in Political Science; POLI 499 Directed Study in Political 



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bSc 



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STATE COLLEGE 



Science; praaicum in political science (including POLI 301 Model 
Senate Praaicum and POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial 
Practicum). 

Credit for internship, directed study and special topics in political 
science may be applied to concentration requirements only if 
they are related to the student's concentration. This determina- 
tion is made by the department chairperson. 

Total minimum credits: 36 



POLI 372 Legislative Process and Procedure 
POLI 391 The American Presidency 

Distribution III: Complete at least one of the 

following courses 

POLI 375 American Political Parties and Interest Groups 

POLI 379 Voters, Elections and Campaigns 

POLI 380 Public Opinion and Mass Political Behavior 



Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
vwvw.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



Distribution IV: Complete at least nine credits 

from the following courses 9 

Note that courses taken to satisfy Distribution II and III 
cannot count toward completion of Distribution IV 
POLI 301 Model Senate Practicum 
POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial Practicum 
POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers 
of Government 

POLI 342 Constitutional Law and Politics: The 

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR First Amendment , . , 

POLI 343 Constitutional Law and Politics: Liberty 
American Politics Concentration and Equality 

The American politics concentration offers students a broad POLI 344 Constitutional Law and Politics: Rights of 

understanding of American politics. The concentration is Accused 

designed to provide a strong undergraduate social science POLI 368 American Political Thought 

education in preparation for entry into advanced degree POLI 372 Legislative Process and Procedure 

programs and professional careers in public service, private POLI 375 American Political Parties and Interest Groups 

institutions and political organizations in the United States. POLI 376 Urban Politics 

POLI 379 Voters, Elections and Campaigns 

Grade Requirement POLI 380 Public Opinion and Mass Political Behavior 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course POLI 389 Racial Politics in the United States 

may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science POLI 391 The American Presidency 

major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political POLI 400 Special Topics in Political Science 

science course may continue as political science majors or minors POLI 476 Women and Politics 

but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with POLI 479 Public Policy 

a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another POLI 485 Honors Thesis in Political Science 

course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. POLI 498 Internship in Political Science 

^ .. POLI 499 Directed Study in Political Science 

Required Courses Credits 

Notes 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 3 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 3 Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to 

POLI 274 Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present 3 regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498 

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 3 Internship in Political Science; POLI 499 Direaed Study in Political 

POLI 475 Senior Seminar in Political Science (Writing Intensive in Science; praaicum in political science (including POLI 301 Model 

the Major Core Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 3 ^^^^te Praaicum and POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial 

Praaicum). 

Distribution I : Complete at least two of the Credit for internship, direaed study and special topics in political 

following courses 6 science may be applied to concentration requirements only if 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership they are related to the student's concentration. This determina- 

POLI 260 International Relations tion is made by the department chairperson. 

POLI 275 Comparative Government Total minimum credits: 36 

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration - /- • i «. « • — ^ 

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process Core Curnculutn Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



Distribution II : Complete at least one of the 

following courses 

POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers of 
Government 



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POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR 

International Affairs Concentration 

The international affairs concentration is designed for those 
students who wish to pursue a graduate degree and/or a career 
in this field. An appropriate sequence of courses enables students 
to acquire a cross-cultural perspective and obtain a broader com- 
prehension of the relations among nations in our complex and 
dynamic world. The growing interdependence of the global com- 
munity has increased the importance of this field of special study. 
In addition, as the number of nation-states has multipled and 
governmental and non-governmental international organizations 
continue to expand, so have opportunities for national, foreign 
and international service. 

Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course 
may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science 
major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political 
science course may continue as political science majors or minors 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. 



Required Courses Credits 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 3 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 3 

POLI 260 International Relations 3 

POLI 275 Comparative Government 3 

POLI 384 United States Foreign Policy 3 

POLI 473 Globalization and Global Goverance 3 

POLI 475 Senior Seminar in Political Science (Writing 

Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement -CWRM) 3 

Distribution I : Complete at least two of the 

following courses 6 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 



POLI 274 Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present 
POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 
POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 
POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

Distribution II: Complete at least two of the 

following courses 6 

POLI 330 Asian Politics 

POLI 377 Canadian-American Political Relations 

POLI 381 United States-Latin American Relations 

POLI 382 Latin American Government and Politics 

POLI 385 Government and Politics of the Middle East 

POLI 386 Canadian Politics 

POLI 387 Government and Politics of Africa 

POLI 388 Government and Politics of Eastern Europe 



Distribution III: Complete at least one of the 

following courses 3 

POLI 361 International Political Economy 

POLI 365 International Politics of the Environment 

POLI 392 Democratic Theory and Democratization 

POLI 400 Special Topics in Political Science 

POLI 455 Totalitarian Political Systems: Dictators and 

the Reign of Terror 
POLI 485 Honors Thesis in Political Science 
POLI 488 Politics and Development in the Third World 
POLI 498 Internship in Political Science 
POLI 499 Directed Study in Political Science 

Notes 

Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to 
the major, regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498 
Internship in Political Science; POLI 499 Directed Study in Political 
Science; practicum in political science (including POLI 301 Model 
Senate Practicum and POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial 
Practicum). 

Credit for internship, directed study and special topics in political 
science may be applied to concentration requirements only if 
they are related to the student's concentration. This determina- 
tion is made by the department chairperson. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR 

Legal Studies Concentration 

The legal studies concentration is designed for students who are 
considering law-related careers in the private or p.ublic sectors. 
Having taken several law-related courses as undergraduates, 
graduates may thereafter pursue further study in law school or 
an institution training them for paralegal work. 

In today's society, the legal profession and the number of sub- 
fields that have developed has grown dramatically. Moreover, 
knowledge of the law and its application to everyday life is now 
essential. Students choosing the legal studies concentration will 
therefore not only gain a solid foundation in the various areas of 
the law, but will also gain a valuable preparation for the 
challenges that await in the professional world after graduation. 



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bSc 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE CCMXEGE 



Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course 
may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science 
major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political 
science course may continue as political science majors or minors 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. 



Required Courses Credits 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 3 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 

POLI 274 Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present . 

POLI 285 Law and the Judicial Process 

POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers of 

Government 

POLI 372 Legislative Process and Procedure 

POLI 475 Senior Seminar in Political Science (Writing 

Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement -CWRM) 



Distribution I : Complete at least two of the 

following courses 6 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 

POLI 260 International Relations 

POLI 275 Comparative Government 

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 

Distribution 11: Complete at least one of the 

following courses 3 

POLI 342 Constitutional Law and Politics: The 

First Amendment 
POLI 343 Constitutional Law and Politics: Liberty 

and Equality 

POLI 344 Constitutional Law and Politics: Rights of 

the Accused 
POLI 495 Administrative Law and Regulation 

Distribution III: Complete at least six credits from the 

following courses 6 

PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 
PHIL 235 Human Rights and Human Liberties 
POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial Practicum 
POLI 368 American Political Thought 
POLI 400 Special Topics in Political Science 
POLI 485 Honors Thesis in Political Science 
POLI 498 Internship in Political Science 
POLI 499 Directed Study in Political Science 

Notes 

Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to 
the major, regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498 
Internship in Political Science; POLI 499 Directed Study in Political 
Science; praaicum in political science (including POLI 301 Model 
Senate Praaicum and POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial 
Practicum). 



Credit for internship, direaed study and special topics in political 
science may be applied to concentration requirements only if 
they are related to the student's concentration. This determina- 
tion is made by the department chairperson. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR 

Public Administration Concentration 

The public administration concentration is designed for those 
students who wish to pursue a Master of Public Administration 
degree and/or a career in this field. The concentration prepares 
students for a career focus in the public and nonprofit seaors at 
the federal, state and local levels. 

Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course 
may be used to fulfill the requirements of the political science 
major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political 
science course may continue as political science majors or minors 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. 



Required Courses 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 

POLI 250 Research Methods in Political Science 

POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 

POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 

POLI 390 Public Finance 

POLI 475 Senior Seminar in Political Science (Writing 
Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement -CWRM) 



Credits 

3 

3 

3 

3 

3 



3 



Distribution I: Complete at least two of the 

following courses 6 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 

POLI 260 International Relations 

POLI 274 Western Political Thought - Plato to the Present 

POLI 275 Comparative Government 

POLI 285 Law and the Judical Process 



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Political Science 



Distribution II: Complete at least 12 credits from the 

following courses 12 

Note that courses taken to satisfy Distribution I cannot count 

toward completion of Distribution II. 
POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 
POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers 

of Government 
POLI 376 Urban Politics 
POLI 400 Special Topics in Political Science 
POLI 479 Public Policy 
POLI 485 Honors Thesis in Political Science 
POLI 495 Administrative Law and Regulation 
POLI 498 Internship in Political Science 
POLI 499 Directed Study in Political Science 

Notes 

Only three credits in each of the following may be applied to 
the major, regardless of concentration, or the minor: POLI 498 
Internship in Political Science; POLI 499 Directed Study in Political 
Science; practicum in political science (including POLI 301 Model 
Senate Praaicum and POLI 302 Moot Court and Mock Trial 
Practicum). 

Credit for internship, directed study and special topics in political 
science may be applied to concentration requirements only if 
they are related to the student's concentration. This determina- 
tion is made by the department chairperson. 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in political science and 
elementary education, early childhood education or special 
education for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials 
with suggested course sequences are available. 



POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR 

A student may qualify as a political science minor by completing 
the following requirements: 

Grade Requirement 

No grade lower than a "C-" in a political science (POLI) course 
may be used to fulfill the requirements for the political science 
major or minor. Students receiving a "D" or "F" in a political 
science course may continue as political science majors or minor 
but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with 
a grade of "C-" or better) or must successfully complete another 
course that fulfills the same area for the major or minor. 



Credits 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 3 

POLI 260 International Relations 3 

POLI 274 Western Political Thought-Plato to the Present 3 

POLI 275 Comparative Government 3 

Three electives, at least one of which must be at the 

POLI 300 -400 level 9 

Only three credits of internship or directed study may be applied 
toward the minor. 

Total minimum credits: 21 



INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

An internship program in political science is available to all stu- 
dents, majors and nonmajors, who meet the program criteria. A 
wide range of assignments are available with federal, state and 
local governments and nonprofit organizations. Assignment to 
the internship program is based on application to and subse- 
quent selection by the internship supervisor. Application proce- 
dures follow college policy (see section on "Internships" in the 
"Undergraduate Academic Experience" section of this catalog ). 
To be eligible for an internship, a political science major or minor 
must have already completed POL1 1 72 and a 300-level political 
science course and must receive the consent of the internship 
supervisor. Non-political science majors and minors must have 
the approval of their major adviser and the political science 
internship supervisor and must have taken one political science 
course. Interns must have achieved at least a junior standing. 
Credits shall be limited to three unless more are approved by the 
Department of Political Science. However, only three credits may 
apply to the major or the minor. It is recommended that those 
students with an interest in the program confer with the intern- 
ship supervisor as soon as possible in the semester before their 
proposed internship. 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in political science provides highly motivated 
political science majors with opportunities to enhance their aca- 
demic program through intensive scholarly study and research 
designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in 
the pursuit of an advanced degree in political science. Contact 
the Department of Political Science for further information con- 
cerning eligibility and application. 



PI SIGMA ALPHA 

The Department of Political Science has a chapter (the Pi Upsilon 
Chapter) of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor 
society. Each year, the political science faculty selects and invites 
political science majors who are juniors and seniors and who 
have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishments to 
join. Each initiate receives an inscribed certificate of membership. 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

The Department of Political Science offers the Master of Public 
Administration (MPA) degree. The MPA program provides profes- 
sional education to prepare persons for leadership roles in public 
administration and public afifairs at the federal, state and local 
levels with flexible career opportunities in both the public and 
nonprofit seaors. 

Program Description 

Course work 

The MPA program accommodates the needs of both precareer 
students and in-career professionals by offering alternative pro- 
gram requirements that take into account the student's academic 
and professional background. Students with a bachelor's degree 
and no professional work experience are expected to complete 
a 45-credit-hour degree program (including six hours of profes- 
sional internship), while in-career professionals are expeded to 
complete a 39-credit-hour program. Up to six hours of appropri- 
ate graduate course work taken elsewhere may be transferred 
into the degree program. 

The MPA Curriculum 

Both precareer and in-career students must complete a 24-hour 
MPA core curriculum component of the degree program. These 
courses are: 

Credits 



POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions 

and Administration 3 

POLI 510 Introduction to Research in 

Public Administration 3 

POLI 51 1 Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis 3 

POLI 521 Public Finance 3 

POLI 531 Public Personnel 3 

POLI 532 Organizational Theory and Behavior for Public 

and Nonprofit Institutions 3 

POLI 541 Legislative-Executive Relations 3 

or 

POLI 542 Administrative Law and Regulation 

POLI 591 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration 3 

Additional Requirements 6 



See concentration descriptions for specific requirements. 



Electives 9-15 

As part of the 9-15 hours required in eleaives, each student 
must take three one-credit professional development modules 
(POLI 506 Public Administration Training Module). At least two of 
the three modules must address elements of information man- 
agement, technology applications and policy. 

Total minimum credits (in-career): 39 
Precareer students must complete an additional six hours in 
POLI 598 Internship in Public Administration. 

Total minimum credits (precareer): 45 

Concentrations 

There are two areas in which an MPA candidate may 
concentrate; eleaive courses are available in each of the areas. 
As an alternative to earning a degree within a concentration 
area, students may pursue a generalist MPA track. For students 
seeking to earn a degree in a concentration, a minimum of two 
eleaive courses must be taken in the substantive area. Each 
concentration also carries two additional required courses. 
The substantive concentration areas are as follows: 

• Civic and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration 

• Sustainable Community Development 

An additional three hours must be taken in three one-credit pro- 
fessional development modules. 

Admission Requirements 

Detailed information about admissions is provided in the "School 
of Graduate Studies" section of the catalog. 

• A bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or 
university; if the degree has not yet been awarded at the 
time of application, the successful applicant must be nearing 
completion of the bachelor's degree 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, an acceptable GRE 
score and an interview with the MPA program faculty. To 
receive a clear admit status, MPA applicants must have a 
composite score of 900 or greater on the quantitative and 
verbal parts of the GRE General Test. To receive a conditional 
acceptance, MPA applicants must have a composite score 

of 700-899 on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE 
General Test 

• A resume 

• Three letters of recommendation should come from profes- 
sors or practitioners familiar with the student's academic 
ability. Students failing to meet the standard graduate admis- 
sions criteria may also be considered on a conditional basis of 
acceptance 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Contaa the School of Graduate Studies to receive a catalog and 
application material. 



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Political Science 



MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

No Concentration 

Core Courses Credits 

POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions 

and Administration 3 

POLI 510 Introduction to Research in Public Administration 3 

POLI 51 1 Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis 3 

POLI 521 Public Finance 3 

POLI 531 Public Personnel 3 

POLI 532 Organizational Theory and Behavior for 

Public and Nonprofit Institutions 3 

POLI 541 Legislative-Executive Relations 3 

or 

POLI 542 Administrative Law and Regulation 

POLI 591 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration 3 

Electives 15 

As part of the 1 5 credits required in eleaives, each student 
must take three one-credit professional development modules 
(POLI 506 Public Administration Training Module). At least two of 
the three modules must address elements of information 
management, technology applications and policy. 

The remaining 1 2 credits in electives must be selected, with 
adviser approval, from the 500-level Political Science (POLI) 
course offerings. 

Total minimum credit (in-career): 39 

Internship 

Students with a bachelor's degree and no professional 
work experience must complete a six-credit internship in 

addition to the requirements above 6 

NOTE: Internship (598), directed study or research (503 and 
502), and special topics (592) in political science credits may be 
applied to the elective courses and other concentration require- 
ments only if they are related to the student's concentration. This 
determination is made by the MPA coordinator. 

Total minimum credits (precareer): 45 

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

Civic and Nonprofit Leadership and Administration 
Concentration 

The purpose of the civic and nonprofit leadership and 
administration concentration is to develop leadership and admin- 
istrative skill: in strengthening organizational capacity, fostering 
civic and democratic life, and building social capital through 
understanding of the historical, political, economic, social and 
technological aspects of civic and nonprofit organizations. 

Core Courses Credits 

POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions and 

Administration 3 

POLI 510 Introduction to Research in Public Administration 3 

POLI 51 1 Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis 3 

POLI 521 Public Finance 3 

POLI 531 Public Personnel 3 



POLI 532 Organizational Theory and Behavior for Public 
and Nonprofit Institutions 3 

POLI 541 Legislative-Executive Relations 3 

or 

POLI 542 Administrative Law and Regulation 
POLI 591 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration 3 

Additional Concentration Requirements 

POLI 571 Foundations of Civic and Nonprofit Theory and 

Administration 3 

POLI 572 Nonprofit Resource Development and 

Management 3 

Electives 9 

As part of the nine credits required in electives, each student 
must take three one-credit professional development modules 
(POLI 506 Public Administration Training Module). At least two of 
the three modules must address elements of information 
management, technology applications and policy. 

The remaining six credits in electives must be seleaed from 
the courses listed below: 

POLI 502 Research 
POLI 503 Directed Study 

POLI 513 Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement 

in Public Administration 
POLI 533 Administrative Ethics 
POLI 534 Public Service Leadership 
POLI 592 Special Topics in Public Administration 
POLI 598 Internship: Public Administration 

Total minimum credits (in-career): 39 

Internship 

Students with a bachelor's degree and no professional 
work experience must complete a six-credit internship 

in addition to the requirements above 6 

NOTE: Internship (598), directed study or research (503 and 
502), and special topics (592) in political science credits may be 
applied to the elective courses and other concentration require- 
ments only if they are related to the student's concentration. This 
determination is made by the MPA coordinator. 

Total minimum credits (precareer): 45 

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

Sustainable Community Development Concentration 

The purpose of the sustainable community development con- 
centration is to develop leadership and administrative skills in 
integrating sustainable economic development, environmental 
protection, and social well-being at local, regional, national and 
international levels of governance. 

Core Courses Credits 

POLI 501 Introduction to Public Institutions 

and Administration 3 

POLI 510 Introduction to Research in Public Administration 3 

POLI 51 1 Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis 3 

POLI 521 Public Finance 3 



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POLI 531 Public Personnel 3 

POL! 532 Organizational Theory and Behavior for 

Public and Nonprofit Institutions 3 

POLI 541 Legislative-Executive Relations 3 

or 

POLI 542 Administrative Law and Regulation 

POLI 591 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration 3 

Additional Concentration Requirements 

POLI 551 Managing Economic and Community 

Development 3 

POLI 561 FoundationsofSustainability and Sustainable 

Development 3 

Eiectives 9 



As part of the nine credits required in eleaives, each student 
must take three one-credit professional development modules 
(POLI 506 Public Administration Module). At least two of the 
three modules must address elements of information manage- 
ment, technology applications and policy. 

The remaining six credits in eleaives must be selected from 
the courses listed below: 
POLI 502 Research 
POLI 503 Directed Study 

POLI 513 Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement 

in Public Administration 
POLI 533 Administrative Ethics 
POLI 534 Public Service Leadership 
POLI 552 Municipal Organization and Management 
POLI 592 Special Topics in Public Administration 
POLI 598 Internship: Public Administration 

Total minimum credits (in-career): 39 

Internship 

Students with a bachelor's degree and no professional work 
experience must complete a six-credit internship in addition 

to the requirements listed above 6 

NOTE: Internship (598), direaed study or research (503 and 
502), and special topics (592) in political science credits may be 
applied to the elective courses and other concentration require- 
ments only if they are related to the student's concentration. This 
determination is made by the MPA coordinator. 

Total minimum credits (precareer): 45 

Exit Requirement 

The MPA program offers some degree of flexibility for exit 
from this program. All students are required to fulfill an exit 
requirement, which in most cases will require passing a written 
comprehensive examination. This one-day examination allows 
program faculty to test students' mastery of fundamental prin- 
ciples and issues covered in the core curriculum. Students must 
have completed at least 30 hours of the degree program to sit 
for the examination and will have two opportunities to pass the 
examination. 



In appropriate circumstances, such as a student interested in 
pursuing further graduate work at the doctoral level, a master's 
thesis may be substituted for the comprehensive examination. 
Students approved for this option must complete the 39- to 45- 
credit program, depending on their program admission category. 
The master's thesis will carry an additional six hours of graduate 
credit. Credit for a public service internship is granted under this 
option if the student completes both an internship and a thesis 
plus 39 hours of course work for a total of 5 1 hours of credit. The 
thesis option is especially appropriate for students wishing to 
pursue a doaorate after completing the MPA, but is open to all 
students who meet the criteria established by the department. 
Departmental standards require the student to work closely 
with his/her adviser and to phase the work so that the projea 
proposal is carefully designed and approved before the student 
advances to the next stage. 

Distinctive Features of the Program 

• Professional Development Modules 

The program requires that students register for a minimum of 
three one-credit modules, offered each semester on topics of 
special relevance to public service. Normally these modules 
are taught on Saturdays during the semester. 

• Internships 

A six-credit internship experience (depending upon pro- 
fessional experience) at the local, state or federal level is 
required for all preprofessional students and will be available 
as an elective for those professionals who wish to enhance 
their background. 



SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 



Psychology] 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Jonathan Holmes 

Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Associate Professor John Calicchia 

Professors: Elizabeth Englander, Ruth Hannon, Margaret 
Johnson, Orlando Olivares, David Richards, Susan Todd 

Associate Professors: Teresa King, Sandra Neargarder, 
Jeffrey Nicholas, Elizabeth Spievak 

Assistant Professors: Tina Jameson, Michelle Mamberg, 
Brendan Morse, Amanda Shyne, Melissa Singer 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1385 

Location: Hart Hall, Room 325 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/psychology 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Psychology 

• MA - Psychology 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Psychology 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

The objectives of the Department of Psychology are to 
1) provide all students with an understanding of psychology 
and what psychologists do; 2) give students (where applicable) 
a background in psychology that will help them do their jobs 
better; 3) give our terminal majors sufficient training to enhance 
their opportunities for vocational placement in psychology- 
related occupations; 4) give our majors who intend to become 
professional psychologists sufficient preparation to permit them 
to be competitive in achieving admission to and success in 
graduate schools. 

Note: The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is inactive. 
PSYCHOLOGY MAiOR 

Grade Requirement Credits 

A psychology major must receive a "C" or better in any 
psychology (FSYC) course applied to the major. Otherwise, a 
student must repeat the course(s) for a higher grade. Please see 
"Repeat Courses" in the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

PSYC 150 Orientation to the Psychology Major (All psychology 
majors must successfully complete PSYC 150 during their first 

year as a degree-seeking psychology major) 1 

PSYC 201 Statistics for Psychology 3 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 



PSYC 242 Biopsychology 3 

PSYC 310 Social Psychology 3 

PSYC 320 Research Methods in Psychology (Writing Intensive 

in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement -CWRM) 3 

PSYC 352 Psychology of Learning 3 

PSYC 360 Psychology of Personality 3 

In addition, psychology majors must select five elective 
courses as follows: 

Advanced Psychological Studies 

Select one of the following courses 3 

PSYC 349 Perspectives on the Holocaust 
PSYC 350 Special Topics in Psychology 
PSYC 421 Psychology of Human Differences 
PSYC 426 Comparative Psychology 
PSYC 427 History of Psychology 
PSYC 460 Neuropsychology 

PSYC 490 Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive in the Major 
Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 

Biobehavioral, Cognitive and Social Psychological 
Studies 

Select one of the following courses 3 

PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology 

PSYC 313 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 

PSYC 337 Cognitive Psychology 

PSYC 344 Drugs and Human Behavior 

PSYC 355 Behavior Analysis 

PSYC 410 Applied Social Psychology 

PSYC 440 Sensation and Perception 

PSYC 445 Psychology of Consciousness 

PSYC 474 Forensic Psychology 

Clinical Studies and Practicum and Research 

Select one of the following courses 3 

PSYC 215 Service-Learning in Psychology 

PSYC 269 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 

PSYC 370 Abnormal Psychology 

PSYC 465 Health Psychology 

PSYC 470 Clinical Psychology 

PSYC 496 Personnel Practicum 

PSYC 497 Research 

PSYC 498 Clinical Practicum 

PSYC 499 Directed Study in Psychology 

Additional Electives 

Any two psychology courses not already taken above 6 

Cognate Requirement 

One biology laboratory course from the following 4 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 
BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 
BIOL 121 General Biology I 

Total minimum credits: 44 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in psychology and elemen- 
tary education, early childhood education or special education 
for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with sug- 
gested course sequences are available. 



PSYCHOLOGY MINOR Credits 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

Five other psychology courses to fit the needs 

of the individual student 15 

Total minimum credits: 18 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in psychology provides highly motivated 
psychology majors with opportunities to enhance their academic 
program through intensive scholarly study and research designed 
to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit 
of an advanced degree in psychology. Contact the Department of 
Psychology for further information concerning eligibility 
and application. 



GRADUATE PROGRAM 



MASTER OF ARTS 

The Department of Psychology offers a graduate program leading 
to the Master of Arts in psychology. This program, which prepares 
the student to sit for the examination for licensure as a mental 
health counselor in Massachusetts, equips students to help indi- 
viduals who may have a variety of behavioral, cognitive and emo- 
tional challenges. It may also serve as a steppingstone to further 
graduate training (PhD or PsyD). 

The Master of Arts degree in psychology is a clinical program 
with a curriculum designed to provide a firm foundation in the 
understanding of human behavior and clinical disorders, as well 
as specific skills in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. 
Research methods and statistics are emphasized as essential 
tools for clinical professionals - e.g., in performing clinical out- 
come studies and program evaluations, and in staying current 
with the empirical literature. Students are exposed to a range of 
empirically supported therapeutic methods, with special empha- 



sis on cognitive-behavioral techniques. Experiential learning is an 
essential component of the program, with 1 5 credits of praaica 
and internships required. 

Admission Requirements 

• GRE General test scores 

• Three letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

• Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in either 
psychology or a closely related field 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, above-average GRE 
scores and some experience in the field 

• Final candidates will also receive a personal interview from 
the Admissions Committee 

Requirements for the Degree 

Students must complete a minimum of 61 approved graduate 
credits for the Master of Arts degree in psychology. Students 
must complete a written comprehensive examination before 
graduation. 

All students will complete a minimum 46-credit academic core 
and 1 5-credit clinical core (including praaicum and internship). 

Grade Requirement 

Students in the MA in Psychology must achieve a grade of B- or 
better in any courses taken which will be credited toward the 
degree. Students may repeat only one graduate course for which 
they have received a grade of B- or less. 

• Academic Core 
First Year Courses 

The following courses must be taken within the Department 



of Psychology. 

Fall Credits 

PSYC 505 Research Methods and Design 1 3 

PSYC 509 Foundations of Clinical Practice 3 

PSYC 511 Theories of Psychotherapy 3 

Spring 

PSYC 506 Research Methods and Design II 3 

PSYC 512 Evaluation Techniques 3 

PSYC 575 Psychopathology 3 

Second Year Courses 



First year courses must be completed before beginning sec- 



ond year courses. 
Fall 

PSYC 500 Developmental Human Psychology 3 

PSYC 541 Psychotherapy; Theory and Practice I 3 

Spring 

PSYC 513 Psychopharmacology for 

Nonmedical Professionals 3 

PSYC 542 Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice II 3 



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n 

• Other Program Requirements 

The following courses may be taken at any time, assuming 



any prerequisites have been met. 

PSYC 508 Advanced Seminar 3 

PSYC 516 Multicultural Counseling 3 

PSYC 517 Career Information and Placement 3 

PSYC 518 Theory and Process of Group Interaction 3 

• Seminar and Research 

All students are required to complete one of the following 
two courses. 

PSYC 504 Research (Thesis) 4 

or 

PSYC 508 Advanced Seminar 



• Clinical Core 

All students must complete 100 hours of practicum and 600 



hours of internship. 

PSYC 591 Clinical Practicum 3 

PSYC 592 Internship 
(maximum of six credits each semester) 12 



Important: Only 500-level courses will be accepted for credit 
in the MA program in psychology. Degree-seeking students 
may not transfer any second year courses into the program. 
Under current guidelines established by the commonwealth, 
students completing the program of study in psychology will 
be eligible (after completing the required number of post- 
graduate supervised clinical hours) to sit for the examination 
for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts. 

Total minimum credits: 61 



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FACULTY 

Acting Chairperson: Assistant Professor Arnaa Alcon 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Associate Professor 

Mark Brenner 

Professors: Rebecca Leavitt, Beverly Lovett, 
Anna Martin-Jerald 

Associate Professors: Sabrina Gentlewarrior, 
Lucinda King-Frode 

Assistant Professors: Kathleen Bailey, Barbara Bond, 
Emily Douglas, Karen Fein, Jude Gonsalvez, David O'Malley, 
Jing Tan 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1389 

Location: Burrill Office Complex 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/socialwork 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Social Work 

• MSW Social Work 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Social Welfare 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

The Department of Social Work offers an undergraduate program 
leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. A minor in social 
welfare is also available. The curriculum is designed to prepare 
students for beginning generalist professional practice in social 
work and other human service fields. Students learn social work 
methods, theories, values and ethics for practice with various 
populations and, especially, with the region's diverse and vulner- 
able populations. The program builds on a liberal arts perspec- 
tive, providing students with a foundation for critical thinking, 
effective communication and ethical behavior that will be of daily 
importance to them in professional praaice. 

Career opportunities are vast and varied and include positions in 
child proteaive services, juvenile justice and mental health; domestic 
abuse, family court and probation; residential settings in chronic care 
and elder services. Social work majors also complete the program 
well prepared for graduate study and may be eligible for consider- 
ation for advanced standing at some graduate schools of 
social work. 

The college's programs within the Department of Social Work, 
both the BS and MSW degrees, are accredited by the Council on 
Social Work Education, allowing graduates to apply for social 
work licensure in Massachusetts at the licensed social worker 
(LSW) level after completing their bachelor's degree and at the 
LCSW level after completing their MSW degree. 

The program integrates theory with field experience through 
three required courses held in conjunaion with a variety of com- 
munity social service agencies. SCWK 250 Introduction to Social 



Welfare acquaints students with the field as they participate 
in 30 hours of community service in a social service agency. In 
SCWK 338 Introduaion to Social Work Praaice, students spend a 
minimum of 90 hours during one semester at an agency learn- 
ing how it funaions and about the professional roles of social 
workers. This course lays the foundation for the senior year field 
experience course (SCWK 498). The field experience meets from 
September through May and entails a minimum of 41 hours 
under the supervision of a professional social worker at the 
Master of Social Work level. Each of these courses is described in 
detail in the "Course Descriptions" seaion of this catalog. 

Note: The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is inaaive. 



SOCIAL WORK MAJOR 
Grade Requirement 

A minimum grade of "C-" is required in all social work (SCWK) 
and cognate courses required in the major coursework with a 
grade lower than "C-" must be repeated prior to graduation. 
Please see "Repeat Courses" in the "Undergraduate Academic 
Policies" seaion of this catalog. 

Credits 

SCWK 250 Introduction to Social Welfare 3 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 3 

SCWK 320 Human Behavior and Social Environment 1 3 

SCWK 321 Human Behavior and Social Environment II 3 

SCWK 338 Introduaion to Social Work Practice 3 

SCWK 350 Social Welfare Policy 3 

SCWK 375 Data Analysis for Social Work 3 

or 

PSYC 201 Statistics for Psychology 
or 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 

SCWK 380 Research Methods in Social Work 3 

SCWK 431 Social Work Praaice with Individuals, 

Families and Groups 3 

SCWK 432 Social Work Practice with Communities 

and Organizations 3 

SCWK 498 Field Experience in Social Work (two semesters; 

six credits each semester) 12 

Elective 

One course in social work 3 

Required cognates 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

One semester in a biology course (choose one) 3 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

BIOL 110 Biology: A Human Approach 

BIOL 111 Human Heredity 

BIOL 1 12 Biology and Human Thought 

BIOL 115 Microbial World and You 

BIOL 117 Environmental Biology 

BIOL 121 General Biology I 



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BIOL 128 The Biology of Human Sexuality 

Recommended Social Work Electives 

SCWK/WMST 304 The Psychosocial Development of Women 
SCWK 305 Child Welfare 

SCWK 333 Current Issues in Aging: A Multidisciplinary 

Perspective 
SCWK 334 Intervention with Family Systems 
SCWK 376 Social Work with Adolescents and Young Adults 
SCWK 392 Treating Childhood Sexual Abuse 
SCWK 399 Special Topics in Social Work 
SCWK 41 5 Social Services in Alcohol and Substance Abuse 
SCWK 435 School Social Work - History, Theory and Issues 
SCWK 446 Social Work Practice with Groups 
SCWK 499 Directed Study in Social Work 

Total minimum credits: 54 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in social work provides highly motivated 
social work majors with opportunities to enhance their academic 
program through intensive scholarly study and research designed 
to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit 
of an advanced degree in social work. Contaa the Department of 
Social Work for further information concerning eligibility 
and application. 



SOCIAL WELFARE MINOR 

This minor seeks to acquaint students in majors and preprofes- 
sional programs that interface with social work (e.g., sociology, 
psychology, anthropology, health, education, counseling, busi- 
ness, prelaw, premedicine, recreation) with the evolution of the 
social welfare struaure in the United States (SCWK 250), the 
policies that result in social welfare programs (SCWK 350) and 
populations at particular risk (SCWK 270). 

Required courses Credits 

SCWK 250 Introduction to Social Welfare. 3 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 3 

SCWK 320 Human Behavior and Social Environment 1 3 

SCWK 350 Social Welfare Policy 3 

Six additional credits in social work elective courses 

with the exception of SCWK 338, SCWK 431, 

SCWK 432 and SCWK 498 6 

Total minimum credits: 18 



ADMISSION TO THE SOCIAL WORK 
PROGRAM 

Admission Requirements 

To be formally admitted to the social work program, a 
student must: 

• Meet with an assigned social work adviser. 

• Complete a minimum of 36 hours of Core Curriculum 
Requirements that include ENGL 101 Writing I and ENGL 
102 Writing II, COMM 130 Human Communication Skills, 
SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology, and a biology course 
(see list under Required Cognates). PSYC 100 Introductory 
Psychology is also required. 

• Have completed 60 hours of course work with a minimum 
overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in social work. 
Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 may petition the 
social work program admissions committee that they be 
accepted into the major due to special circumstances. If the 
decision of the committee is favorable, such students will be 
granted conditional acceptance only to the program. 

• Have completed SCWK 250 and SCWK 270 with a social 
work course GPA (not including cognates) of 2.7 and no 
social work course grades below "C-". Students falling 
slightly below these standards will have their grade 
performance reviewed by the social work program 
admission committee. 

• Demonstrate competency in oral and written communica- 
tion since such skills are fundamental to and utilized in 
everyday social work practice. Students must have com- 
pleted ENGL 101 Writing I, ENGL 102 Writing II and COMM 
130 Human Communication skills with a minimum grade of 
"C-I-" in each course. A grade of "C" or "C-" in one of these 
courses may be accepted if the student agrees to consult the 
Writing Center and give proof that basic skill problems in a 
given area are identified and addressed. 

• Complete an application for admission to the social work 
program. This application includes basic biographical data, 
information on employment and volunteer experiences, and 
a two-to-four-page self-evaluation of the student's inter- 
est, readiness and suitability for a career in social work. The 
purpose of the self-evaluation is to reflect the applicant's 
commitment to the goals and purposes of social work. The 
application is available through the student's assigned 
faculty adviser in the Department of Social Work. The appli- 
cation should be reviewed by the student's adviser and an 
additional social work faculty member. 

• Submit a copy of his/her degree audit that provides an up- 
to-date indication of cumulative and social work CPAs. 

• Be successfully reviewed by the social work faculty. All 
information obtained through the admission process will be 
held in confidence. Knowingly making a false oral or writ- 
ten statement during the admission process could result in 
denial of admission to the program. 



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• Sign a statement indicating that he/she has read and will 
follow the National Association of Social Worker's Code of 
Ethics. This code is printed in the Encyclopedia of Social Work 
and is available through the NASW Web site (www.naswdc. 
org). 

Applicants are notified in writing by the social work program 
admissions committee about the outcome of the admission 
process. 

Only social work courses from four-year colleges accred- 
ited by the Council on Social Work Education will be granted 
equivalency credit with the possible exception of SCWK 250. 
Transfer students must provide evidence that these courses 
sufficiently correspond with the goals and objeaives specified 
in courses within the Department of Social Work curriculum. 
Performance evaluations of any fieldwork courses completed are 
also required. The only other course exception would be below 
300-level required social work course offered on an off-campus 
site by a Bridgewater State College social work faculty person or 
other CSWE qualified social work faculty, provided the course is 
fully duplicative of the same course in the Department of Social 
Work's curriculum as determined through the official articulated 
agreement by the faculty after review. 

Admission to SCWK 338 Introduction to Social Work 
Practice 

Students are eligible for admission to SCWK 338, the combined 
initial praaice course and junior year field work experience, 
after being formally admitted into the social work program. They 
should have completed SCWK 320 or be taking it concurrently. 
A GPA of 2.7 in social work courses and 2.5 overall must be 
achieved prior to admission to SCWK 338. Students must also 
complete the department's Junior Prospedive Intern Data Form 
and the Practicum/lnternship Form required by the School of Arts 
and Sciences. 

The social work faculty's field education coordinator discusses 
the placement with the student and arranges for an agency con- 
taa. The student then meets with the agency supervisor to dis- 
cuss the placement, mutual expectations and available learning 
opportunities. A final decision is reached by the field education 
coordinator after consultation with the student and the agency 
supervisor. Suggested readings and preplacement contacts are 
worked out on an individual basis. 

Admission to SCWK 498 Field Experience in 
Social Work 

A student is eligible for placement in SCWK 498, the 410-1- 
clock hour senior year fieldwork experience, after being formally 
admitted into the social work program and after completing 
SCWK 320 and SCWK 338. In the spring semester each stu- 
dent applying for senior field placement is required to make 
an appointment with the field coordinator to discuss options 
and procedures. Applications are due no later than Feb. 1 5 for 
placement in the following fall. Placements are from September 
to May and are not available during the summer. Evening and 
weekend placements are not available. 

All applications for field placement are reviewed by the social 
work field education review committee. The needs, strengths 
and interests of the students, as well as availability of agency 



and program placement resources, are discussed. Additionally, 
each applicant is interviewed by the social work field coordina- 
tor. Issues of concern that may have been identified during the 
applicant's program admission interview, if needed, are to be 
addressed with the applicant. Goals for the student and possible 
agency options are explored. A particular setting will be recom- 
mended on the basis of these variables. 

The field education coordinator discusses the placement with 
the student and arranges for an agency contaa. The student 
then meets with the agency supervisor to discuss the placement, 
mutual expeaations and available learning opportunities. A final 
decision is reached by the field education coordinator after con- 
sultation with the student and the agency supervisor. Suggested 
readings and preplacement contacts are worked out on an indi- 
vidual basis. 

It is recommended that each student join the National 
Association of Social Workers during the semester prior to 
field placement. 

Retention in the Social Work Major 

Students must remain in full compliance with all requirements, 
policies and procedures of the Department of Social Work, the 
college and the Council on Social Work Education. Students 
may be terminated from the social work program if, in the 
professional judgement of the social work faculty, violations of 
professional and/or ethical codes have occurred. These viola- 
tions are discussed in detail in the department's admission, 
termination and appeals policies and procedures. Dismissal from 
two field placements due to unacceptable performance and/ 
or two or more failures in any social work course may result in 
the termination of the student from the social work program. All 
students wishing to pursue a major in social work are strongly 
urged to obtain a copy of this document from the Department of 
Social Work. Course work with a grade lower than "C-" must be 
repeated prior to graduation. 



GRADUATE PROGRAM 



MASTER IN SOCIAL WORK 

Mission 

Bridgewater State College's Master in Social Work (MSW) 
accredited program reflects the purposes of social work educa- 
tion nationally and internationally. The mission of the MSW 
program is to prepare advanced professional practitioners to 
address regional needs, promote social justice, and enhance the 
strengths and resilience of communities, families and individu- 
als. The program will prepare advanced professionals who are 
grounded in resilience theory and a strengths-based approach 
for intergenerational praaice. This approach will work with client 
systems by building and reinforcing the client's strengths and 
resources to address areas of concern. Attention is given to the 
intergenerational system, to identify what can be done to effect 
change and strengthen relationships among individuals, groups 
and community components in order to promote greater self- 
sufficiency and constructive functioning. 



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The Curriculum Part-time Program 

In order to prepare graduates to work successfully with a variety Students electing to complete the MSW degree on a part-time 

of client systems often presenting multiple, complex problems, basis must do so in three years, beginning in the fall semester. 

the MSW program provides a resilience theory and strengths- Designed for students who work during the day, the program 

based approach for intergenerational praaice that incorporates offers classes in the evening and on weekends. 

content on the profession's history, purpose and philosophy and ■ • d • 

a specific body of knowledge, values and skills. The curriculum Admission Requirements 

emphasizes critical and creative thinking that enables alumni to The admissions process involves the following components: 

initiate, adapt and evaluate interactions for the demographic and • A completed application to the MSW program, available 
cultural groups in our region. through the School of Graduate Studies. Applications are due 

^ ,. on Feb. 1 for fall matriculation. 

Credits . j * j - 

• An updated resume 

The foundation year includes 30 credits with content on • i* • * * n j j ♦ a j ♦ 

, I ' . ^. . . . , , • Officialtranscriptsof all undergraduate and graduate 

social work values and ethics, diversity and social and economic course work ^ ^ ^ 

justice, human behavior and the social environment, social wel- 
fare policy and sen/ices, social work practice, research and a field * A personal statement about interest in master s-level social 
praaicum. First-year students will take the following courses: "^^^^ practice 

SCWK 500 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy: • Three letters of reference, ideally from supervisors, faculty 
History Programs and Issues 3 members and others able to attest to the applicant's 

SCWK 502 Dynamics of Diversity and Oppression 3 readiness to undertake graduate education in social work 

SCWK 508 Introduction to Social Policy 3 • Standardized test scores such as the GREs and the MAT are 

SCWK 510 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3 not required, but students are welcome to submit such scores 

SCWK 511 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3 • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 

SCWK 530 Social Work Practice 1 3 admission committee's decision will be based on the appli- 

SCWK 531 Social Work Practice II: Groups and cant's demonstrated academic ability, interpersonal skills and 

Community-Based Practice 3 self-awareness - indicators of the likelihood that the applicant 

SCWK 540 Introductory Social Research 3 ^an successfully complete the program. In addition, evidence 

SCWK 590 Field Practice and Seminar 1 3 of a commitment to the social work profession and to the mis- 

SCWK 591 Field Practice and Seminar II 3 jjop of the Bridgewater State College MSW program, and of 

The advanced year, with 32 credits, broadens and deepens the likely contribution the applicant might make to the citizens 

the foundation content while offering students choices among of southeastern Massachusetts will be assessed. Social work 

modules or quarter courses that introduce the skills needed requires the ability to withstand difficult emotional challenges, to 

to work with particularly vulnerable populations. In some v^ork with people whose cultural backgrounds and/or personal 

instances, quarter courses may be combined with semester-long ^glues differ from one's own, and to practice in a demanding and 

courses. Students may also use these eleaives to take graduate changing political and fiscal environment. Special attributes such 

courses outside the Department of Social Work, such as those gs linguistic ability compatible with those in the region, a demon- 

in the Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in jt^gted commitment working with underserved populations, and 

Management, Master of Education in Health Promotion or other particular skills such as those in research and policy implementa- 

approved master's degree. tion will be considered. 

The advanced year also offers an integrated seminar that jc /i- 

will require students to draw on their foundation course work in Advanced Standing 

human behavior in the social environment, research, policy and Student seeking to enter the program in the second year 

praaice. Second-year students will take the following courses: with full advanced standing must meet all of the requirements 

SCWK 512 Human Behavior in the ''S^ed above. In addition they must have earned a BSW or 

Social Environment III" DSM-IV-TR 3 ^^/BS in social work degree from a CSWE-accredited program 

SCWK 541 Research: Evaluating Practice 3 within the last six years. Students who completed their BSW 

SCWK 550 Social Work Practice III: Intergenerational degrees more than six years ago will be evaluated individually 

Strengths-Based Practice with Families 3 determine their preparedness for year II. Applicants who wish 

SCWK 551 Social Work Practice IV: Intergenerational transfer into the MSW program after corripleting year I else- 
Strengths-Based Practice with Individuals 3 where will also be considered for advanced standing. Students 

SCWK 570 Integrative Seminar I 3 entering with full advanced standing will begin their course work 

SCWK 572 Social Policy II ZZZZZZZZZZZl 3 the summer. 

SCWK 592 Field Practice III 4 

SCWK 593 Field Practice IV 4 

Electives: four elective courses, 1 .5 credits each, 

for a total of six credits 6 

Total minimum credits: 62 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Patricia Fanning 

Professors: Walter Carroll, William Levin, Kim Mac Innis 

Associate Professors: Jodi Cohen, Fang Deng, Henry 
Vandenburgh, Jonathan White 

Assistant Professor: Michele Wakin 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1355 

Location: Burriil Office Complex 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/sociology 



DEGREE PROGRAM 

• BA in Sociology 

Concentrations: City, Community and Region; Education; 
Global Studies 



UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Sociology 

The Department of Sociology offers a major program in sociol- 
ogy and a minor in sociology. Sociology majors may concentrate 
in City, Community and Region, Education or Global Studies. 
Students may also combine a major in sociology with an 
education major. 

The department provides a strong liberal arts curriculum 
aimed at developing well-rounded, informed citizens with 
strong critical thinking abilities. Department programs also 
impart skills to students, preparing them for a wide range of 
professions. Career options include positions in the criminal 
justice system, education, research, industry, and state and 
federal agencies. The department encourages students to 
continue on to graduate study. 

Many department faculty members engage in research 
and the department encourages student-faculty collaborative 
research. Students may also carry out internships. 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



SOCIOLOGY 

The Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology is the scientific study of 
human social relationships. It allows individuals to understand 
the connections between their own experiences and the society 
in which they live. In carrying on social life, human beings interaa 
with each other and construd patterns of relationships, groups, 
classes, institutions and societies. Individuals shape those pat- 
terns and those patterns, in turn, shape individuals and their 
lives. In faa, the central insight of sociology is that social rela- 
tionships and social interaaions shape human behavior, attitudes 
and resources. 

Sociology courses provide students with an understand- 
ing of how these social relationships arise, why they persist, 
what effects they have, and how they maintain social order or 



contribute to social change. Students learn the theories and 
research methods used in sociology. Students have opportunities 
to engage in collaborative research with faculty members or to 
participate in internships. These opportunities enable students to 
deepen and apply what they have learned in classes and enhanc- 
es their opportunities in the labor market or in graduate school. 
Note: The Bachelor of Science degree in sociology is inactive. 



SOCIOLOGY MAJOR 



Required Courses Credits 

SOCI 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

SOCI 290 Seminar: Social Theory 3 

SOCI 370 Sociological Analysis (Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

SOCI 390 Seminar: Research Methods in Sociology 3 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 3 

Plus any one of the following 3 

SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society 

SOCI 207 Social Inequality 

SOCI 312 Discrimination and Prejudice 

SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

SOCI 326 Social Gerontology - Sociology of Aging 



SOCI 330 Women's Roles: Sociology of Sex and Gender 
Plus any one of the following 3 

SOCI 206 Cities and People: Urban Sociology 

SOCI 305 Sociology of Education 

SOCI 307 Medical Sociology 

SOCI 332 Sociology of Organizations 

SOCI 340 Sociology of Politics 

SOCI 350 Sociology of Work 
Plus any one of the following 3 

SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 

SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 

SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture 

SOCI 220 The Developing World 
Plus three additional sociology courses, including those not 

already taken from the above lists, three of which must 

be at the 200 level or above 9 

Capstone Requirement 3 

Students must complete an Honors Thesis (SOCI 485); 

Seminar: Critical Issues in Sociology (SOCI 496); a research 

project (SOCI 497) or a three-credit internship (SOCI 498). 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sedion of this catalog. 

Total minimum credits: 36 



SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 



Sociology 



CITY, COMMUNITY AND REGION 
CONCENTRATION 

Required Courses Credits 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

SOCI 206 Cities and People: Urban Sociology 3 

SOCI 290 Seminar: Social Theory 3 

SOCI 370 Sociological Analysis (Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

SOCI 390 Seminar: Research Methods in Sociology 3 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 3 

Two of the following courses 6 

SOCI 211 Homelessness in U.S. Society 

SOCI 351 Sustainable Cities 

SOCI/CRJU 352 Urban Crime 

SOCI 353 Cities in a Global Context 

SOCI 356 Urban Disasters, Resilient Cities 
One of the following courses 3 

SOCI 207 Social Inequality 

SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

SOCI 380 Seminar: Qualitative Methods and 
Urban Ethnography 

SOCI 410 Sociology of Urban Planning and Policy 

SOCI 426 Urban Enclaves 
Plus one additional sociology course, including those not 

already taken from the above lists, which must be at 

the 200-level or above 3 

Capstone Requirement 3 

Students must complete an honors thesis (SOCI 485), 

Seminar: Critical Issues in Sociology (SOCI 496), a research 

project (SOCI 497) or a three-credit internship (SOCI 498). 

Total minimum credits: 33 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" section of 
this catalog and at the core curriculum Website, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergradate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 

EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 



Required Courses Credits 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

SOCI 290 Seminar: Social Theory 3 

SOCI 305 Sociology of Education 3 

SOCI 332 Sociology of Organizations 3 

SOCI 370 Sociological Analysis (Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

SOCI 390 Seminar: Research Methods in Sociology 3 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 3 

One course from among the following 3 

SOCI 322 Sociology of Childhood 

SOCI 323 Sociology of Adolescence 
One course from among the following 3 

SOCI 204 Gender, Sexuality and Society 

SOCI 207 Social Inequality 



SOCI 312 Discrimination and Prejudice 

SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity America 

SOCI 330 Women's Roles: Sociology of Sex and Gender 

Plus two additional sociology course, including those not 
already taken from the above lists, one of which must 
be at the 200 level or above 6 

Capstone Requirement 3 

Students must complete an honors thesis (SOCI 485), 
Seminar: Critical Issues in Sociology (SOCI 496), a research 
project (SOCI 497) or a three-credit internship (SOCI 498). 

Total minimum credits: 36 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 
this catalog and at the core curriculum Website, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergradate Academic Policies" section of this catalog. 



GLOBAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

Required Courses 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 

SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 

SOCI 290 Seminar: Social Theory 

SOCI 342 Comparative Sociology 



Credits 

3 

3 

3 

3 



SOCI 370 Sociological Analysis (Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

SOCI 390 Seminar: Research Methods in Sociology 3 

SOCI 391 Seminar: Social Data Analysis 3 

Plus any two courses from the following 6 

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 

SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 

SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture 

SOCI 219 Population and Society 

SOCI 220 The Developing World 

SOCI 353 Cities in a Global Context 
Plus two additional sociology courses, including those not 

already taken from the above lists, which must be at the 

200 level or above 6 

Cognate: One course from the following list 3 

ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World 

GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America 

GEOG 388 Geography of Africa 

MUSC 162 Music in African Culture 

PHIL 212 Philosophies of India 

POLI 382 Latin American Government and Politics 

POLI 387 Government and Politics of Africa 

POLI 488 Politics and Development in the Third World 

THEA 222 Asian Theater 
Capstone Requirement 3 

Students must complete an honors thesis (SOCI 485), 

Seminar: Critical Issues in Sociology (SOCI 496), a research 

project (SOCI 497) or a three-credit internship (SOCI 498). 

Total minimum credits: 39 



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Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements as 
specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" seaion of 
this catalog and at the core curriculum Website, www.bridgew. 
edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see 
the "Undergradate Academic Policies" seaion of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in sociology and elemen- 
tary education, early childhood education or special education 
for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with sug- 
gested course sequences are available. 



SOCIOLOGY MINOR Credits 

Students must take 18 credits including 

SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

Plus any one of the following 3 

SOCI 207 Social Inequality 



SOCI 312 Discrimination and Prejudice 

SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

SOCI 326 Social Gerontology - Sociology of Aging 

SOCI 330 Women's Roles: Sociology of Sex and Gender 

Plus any one of the following 3 

SOCI 203 The Family 

SOCI 206 Cities and People: Urban Sociology 
SOCI 332 Sociology of Organizations 
SOCI 340 Sociology of Politics 
SOCI 350 Sociology of Work 
Plus three additional sociology courses, including 
those not already taken from the above lists, 

two of which must be at the 200 level or above 9 

Total minimum credits: 18 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in sociology provides highly motivated 
sociology majors with opportunities to enhance their academic 
program through intensive scholarly study and research designed 
to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit 
of an advanced degree. Contaa the Department of Sociology for 
further information concerning eligibility and application. 



OVERSEAS STUDY OPPORTUNITIES 

The Department of Sociology urges its majors and minors to 
study abroad, both via Bridgewater State College sponsored 
study tours and as exchange students at universities. The Office 
of International Programs can assist students. Any student con- 
templating study abroad should consult the department with all 
pertinent documentation. Final acceptance of credit will be deter- 
mined upon receipt of official transcripts and supporting material 
and, in some cases, may not be equivalent to the credits earned 
in a regular semester or year at Bridgewater State College. 



SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 



Theater and Dance 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor James Quinn 

Professors: Arthur Dirks, Stephen Levine, Nancy Moses, 
Suzanne Ramczyk 

Assistant Professor: Jody Weber 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.2193 
Location: Rondiieau Campus Center, Room 024C 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/theaterdance 

DEGREE PROGRAM 

• BA in Communication Studies 
Concentrations: Dance Education, Theater Arts, 
Theater Education 



UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Dance* 

• Theater Arts 
*lnterdisciplinary minor 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Department of Theater and Dance is committed to educating 
students in two significant art forms. Upon completing a program 
in theater or dance, students are prepared to engage in tlieater 
and dance throughout their lives, to pursue advanced study in 
the art forms or to begin a career in theater or dance. 

The theater program emphasizes a comprehensive theater 
program within the liberal arts context. Students pursue a 
systematic course of study in performance, production, manage- 
ment, history, literature and criticism, which are enhanced by 
opportunities to participate in either performance or production 
in the department's theater season. 

The theater education program combines the content of the 
theater program with additional learning to support Standard I 
requirements for licensure to teach theater in public schools 
in Massachusetts. 

The dance program offers a wide variety of dance technique 
training and a solid theoretical foundation for performance and 
choreography. In addition, the program offers an emphasis on 
dance pedagogy in either the orivate of public sector. The pro- 
gram fulfills Standard I requirements for licensure for dance in 
the public schools in Massachusetts. 



BACHELOR OF ARTS 

Students majoring in this department may choose one of 
three concentrations: dance education, theater arts or 
theater education. 

Also see the catalog section "Interdisciplinary and 
Preprofessional Programs" and consult the department for infor- 
mation on the interdisciplinary dance minor. 



THEATER ARTS CONCENTRATION 

Students selecting this concentration follow a program designed 
to develop skills in and appreciation of those subjects related to 
performance and produaion in live theater, 



Required Courses Credits 

THEA 115 Play Production 3 

THEA 21 1 Voice Production for Theater 3 

THEA 220 Play Analysis for Production 3 

THEA 242 Acting 1 3 

THEA 280 Theater Management 3 

THEA 421 Theater History 1 3 

THEA 422 Theater History II 3 

THEA 431 Directing 1 3 

THEA 495 Seminar in Contemporary Theater 2 

Three credits from the following 3 

THEA 1 57 Movement for the Ador 

THEA 162 Costume Construction 

THEA 1 74 Technical Theater Produaion 
One of the following 3 

THEA 265 Stage Costuming 

THEA 272 Scenographyl 

One theater elective (must be 300- or 400-level) 3 

Each of the following practica 3 

THEA 170 Technical Theater Practicum 

THEA 1 72 Theater Costume Practicum 

THEA 185 Theater Management Practicum 
One additional practicum from above or 

THEA 140 Performance Practicum 1 

Required cognate (choose one of the following) 3 

ENGL 214 The Classical Tradition 

ENGL 241 Shakespeare 



ENGL 342 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies 
ENGL 343 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Late Plays 
ENGL 353 Modern European Drama 
ENGL 356 Modern American Drama 

Total minimum credits: 42 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



DANCE EDUCATION AND THEATER 
EDUCATION CONCENTRATIONS 

These concentrations are liberal arts programs within the major 
of communication arts and sciences dealing with the subject 
areas of dance and theater arts. They are designed to meet the 
subject matter knowledge requirements for Massachusetts 
licensure in the fields of dance and theater. 



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Those students in the program who choose to seek initial 
Massachusetts licensure at either the undergraduate or postbac- 
calaureate levels must also complete an additional 24 credits 
in education and gain admittance to the professional educa- 
tion program. Upon successful completion, the student will be 
licensed to teach theater or dance in Massachusetts public schools 
grades PreK-12. 



DANCE EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 

Students must audition for admittance to the dance education 
concentration, and must meet subjea matter knowledge on the 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL). 



Required Courses Credits 

THEA 255 Creative Dance 1 3 

THEA 256 Creative Dance II 3 

THEA 260 World Dance 3 

THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 3 

THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 3 

THEA 353 Creative Dance for Children 3 

THEA 357 Dance Production Theory 3 

THEA 358 Dance Production Techniques 1 

THEA 452 Ballet Pedagogy 3 

THEA 453 Dance Methodology 3 

PHED 281 Theory and Practice of Educational Dance 2 

Three credits from the following 3 



THEA 399 Topical Studies 
THEA 497 Advanced Individual Projects 
THEA 498 Internship in Theater 
THEA 499 Directed Study in Theater 



One of the following 3 

THEA 265 Stage Costuming 

THEA 272 Sceneography I 

THEA 280 Theater Management 
Two credits in 2 

THEA 155 Dance Practicum 
One credit in one of the following 1 

THEA 170 Technical Theater Practicum 

THEA 172 Theater Costume Practicum 

THEA 185 Theater Management Practicum 

Cognate Courses 

PHED 161 Folk Dance 1 

PHED 164 Square Dance 1 

PHED 168 Ballroom Dance 1 

PHED 237 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Fall 2 

PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Fall 2 

PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Spring 2 

PHED 247 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Spring 2 

PHED 248 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Fall 2 

PHED 249 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Spring 2 

PHED 271 Theory and Practice of Tap Dance 2 



Total minimum credits: 56 



Education Requirements 

Students seeking licensure as Teacher of Dance must declare a 
minor in secondary education (high school, middle school, PreK- 
1 2 specialist) and complete the following courses in the minor. 

Credits 



*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

An appropriate "strategies for teaching" course 3 

EDHM 490 Teaching Practicum 12 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 



* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in any other education courses. 

Total minimum credits in secondary education minor: 33 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



THEATER EDUCATION CONCENTRATION 



Required Courses Credits 

THEA 115 Play Production 3 

THEA 1 57 Movement for the Actor 3 

THEA 21 1 Voice Production for Theater 3 

THEA 220 Play Analysis for Production 3 

THEA 226 Children's Theater 3 

THEA 230 Creative Dramatics 3 

THEA 242 Acting 1 3 

THEA 272 Scenographyl 3 

THEA 280 Theater Management 3 

THEA 326 Children's Theater Tour 3 

THEA 421 Theater History 1 3 

or 

THEA 422 Theater History II 

THEA 430 Playwriting 3* 

THEA 431 Directing 1 3 

One credit each in 3 



THEA 170 Technical Theater Practicum 
THEA 172 Theater Costume Practicum 
THEA 185 Theater Management Practicum 

Cognate Courses 

ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature 3 

ENGL 356 Modern American Drama 3 



SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 



1 Theater and Dance 



One course from the following 3 

ENGL 241 Shakespeare 
ENGL 335 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 
ENGL 342 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies 
ENGL 343 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Late Plays 

Total minimum credits 51 

Education Requirements 

Students seeking licensure as Teacher of Theater must declare a 
minor in secondary education (high school, middle school, PreK- 
1 2 specialist) and complete the following courses in the minor. 

Credits 



*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

An appropriate "strategies for teaching" course 3 

EDHM 490 Teaching Practicum 12 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 



* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in any other education courses. 

Total minimum credits in secondary education minor: 33 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in communication studies 
I with a concentration in theater arts, dance or theater education 
and another in elementary education, early childhood education 
!or special education. Please contact the Department of Theater 
and Dance and the appropriate education department for further 
information. 



THEATER ARTS MINOR Credits 

THEA 115 Play Production , 3 

THEA211 Voice Production for Theater 3 

THEA 220 Play Analysis for Production 3 

Three elective THEA courses (any THEA course) 9 

Practica (two credits in THEA 140, THEA 170) 
and/or THEA 185) 2 



Total minimum credits: 20 



INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR IN DANCE 

The dance minor is an interdisciplinary program in the theater 
arts and dance and the physical education program. The objec- 
tive is to give a solid liberal arts experience in the art of dance. 
The program includes the study of techniques of various styles of 
dance, dance history and theory, choreography and production. 



Required Courses Credits 

THEA/PHED 155 Dance Practicum (two semesters) 2 

THEA/PHED 255 Creative Dance 1 3 

THEA/PHED 256 Creative Dance II 3 

THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 3 

or 

THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 

THEA/PHED 357 Dance Production Theory 2 

THEA/PHED 358 Dance Production Techniques 1 

PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Fall 2 

or 

PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Spring 
Choose one 1 

PHED 161 Folk Dance 

PHED 164 Square Dance, 

PHED 168 Ballroom Dance 

PHED 268 Ballroom Dance II - Theory, Practice 
and Performance 
Choose six credits from the following 6 



PHED 237 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Fall 
PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Fall 
PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Spring 
PHED 247 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Spring 
PHED 248 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Fall 
PHED 249 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Spring 
THEA/PHED 259 Dance Repertory 
PHED 271 Theory and Practice of Tap Dance 

Total minimum credits: 23 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in theater arts provides highly motivated 
communication studies and theater arts majors with opportuni- 
ties to enhance their academic program through intensive schol- 
arly study and research designed to be of assistance in 
postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced 
degree in theater and dance. Interested students should contact 
the Department of Theater and Dance for further information 
concerning eligibility and application. 



ACTIVITIES AND PRODUCTIONS 

The program of theater and dance presents six mainstage pro- 
ductions annually in the 1400-seat Rondileau Campus Center 
auditorium. The productions usually include a play, a musical, an 
experimental work, a production for young audiences and two 
dance concerts. Any interested student is invited to participate. 

Several student clubs are actively engaged in cocurricular 
activities supportive of the academic programs in the 
department. 



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The Ensemble Theater sponsors and produces student-direa- 
ed studio produdions, workshops, and social and educational 
activities. It is open to all students interested in theater. 

The BSC Dance Company is open to all. It brings a profes- 
sional dance company to campus for a brief residence program 
and concert each year. It also sponsors master classes and social 
and educational activities dealing with dance. 

Students may also receive academic credit in the department 
for aaive participation in choral, speaking, dance or theater - 
see course descriptions for more information on the following 
courses: 

THEA 140 Theater Performance Practicum 

THEA/PHED 155 Dance Practicum 

THEA 170 Technical Theater Practicum 

THEA 172 Theater Costume Practicum 

THEA 185 Theater Management Practicum 
Note: A maximum of six credits in the above courses may be 
applied toward graduation. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

I 



MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 

SPEECH COMMUNICATION AND THEATER 

This program is inactive. 



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Dr. Catherine Morgan 
Dean, School of Business 

Mr. Frank Sargent 

Assistant Dean and Director of Aviation, School of Business 



ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS 

Accounting and Finance 

Professor Kathleen Sevigny, Acting Chairperson 
Aviation Science 

Associate Professor Michael Farley, Chairperson 
Economics 

Dr. Margaret Brooks, Chairperson 
Management 

Dr. Robert Wolk, Chairperson 

Location: Harrington Hall, Room 104 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/business 



SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

The School of Business emphasizes academic rigor and learning 
that bridges theory and practice. Because of our outstanding fac- 
ulty and programs, our students graduate with a firm foundation 
for professional success. 

The programs in the School of Business are accredited by 
the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education 
(lACBE). A specialized accrediting body, lACBE's mission is to pro- 
mote and support quality business education worldwide through 
accreditation and outcomes assessment. 

The structured major in accounting and finance offers curri- 
cula that prepare students for the rigorous examinations needed 
for professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant 
(CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered 
Financial Analyst (CPA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP). 
Bridgewater State College students frequently win statewide 
competitions and are often cited by the Massachusetts Society of 
CPAs for their excellent work. 

The FAA-approved aviation science major is unique among 
public four-year institutions on the eastern seaboard of the 
United States and attracts numerous students from outside 
Massachusetts. The flight training concentration takes a student 
through commercial licensing and flight instructor certification. 
The aviation management concentration includes private pilot 
licensing and prepares students for careers with airlines, airports, 
aircraft companies, government agencies and other aviation 
support services. 

The bachelor of science program in economics prepares stu- 
dents to understand and apply the fundamentals of economic 
theory and analysis in today's global market economy. The curric- 
ulum guides economics majors in developing creative, analytical, 
and critical thinking skills and sound problem-solving techniques, 
qualities that are highly valued in any professional field. Students 
in the program have the opportunity to participate in internships 
and pursue careers with banks, corporations, government organi- 
zations, real estate firms and stock brokerages. 



The Department of Management offers undergraduate pro- 
grams that prepare students for successful careers in business 
and management. 

The undergraduate management major includes 
concentrations in general management, global management, 
information systems management, marketing and operations 
management. Experiential courses and internships give students 
the opportunity to work on projects with local companies 
and businesses. 

The School of Business supports Bridgewater State College 
in its dual mission to educate the residents of Southeastern 
Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to be a resource for 
the region and state. We meet our professional responsibilities 
to our students and to the region by bringing members of the 
community into our classrooms, extending classroom learning 
into community settings, and actively engaging in scholarly and 
professional development. 

The School of Business is located in fully renovated, historic, 
Harrington Hall. Students benefit from classrooms with modern 
technology and access to technology labs. 

Qualified students may register for undergraduate and gradu- 
ate certificates in such fields as marketing management, infor- 
mation systems, accounting and finance, including a CPA Exam 
Preparation Certificate, as alternatives to degree programs. The 
school also offers minors in each department and collaborates 
with other departments in offering interdisciplinary minors in 
actuarial science, Canadian studies, public relations and health 
resources management. 

Students with interests in research have the opportunity to 
work on faculty projects that are advancing the state of knowl- 
edge in their disciplines. The themes of leadership, technology 
and internationalization serve as integrating threads that tie 
together all of Bridgewater State College's academic disciplines. 

In addition to undergraduate programs, the School of 
Business offers a Master of Science in Management degree, 
with concentrations in accounting, marketing, organization 
development and technology management. Qualified 
undergraduates may be accepted to enroll in the school's 
five-year Bachelor of Science degree in management/Master of 
Science degree in management. 



DEPARTMENTAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

See the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog for depart- 
mental course descriptions. 



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FACULTY 

Acting Chairperson: Professor Kathleen Sevigny 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Associate Professor 
Patricia Bancroft 

Professors: Saul Auslander, Carleton Donchess, 
Harold Silverman 

Associate Professor: Shannon Donovan 

Assistant Professors: Mark Crowley, Jeanean Davis-Street 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1395 
Location: Harrington Hall, Room 103 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/af 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Accounting and Finance 
Concentrations: Accounting, Finance 

• Master of Science in Management (MS) 
Concentration: Accounting 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Accounting and Finance 

• Actuarial Science* 

• Interdisciplinary minor 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING 
AND FINANCE 



ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION 

The accounting concentration prepares students for a variety 
of positions leading to management level careers in corporate 
and public accounting, auditing and taxation. This concentra- 
tion also assists in preparing students for the Certified Public 
Accountant (CPA) exam or the Certified Management Accounting 
(CMA) exam. 

Note: The Massachusetts Board of Accountancy is changing the 
educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination 
in Massachusetts. Accordingly, this may result in changes within 
our accounting curriculum. 



FINANCE CONCENTRATION 

The finance concentration prepares students for positions in 
banking, investments, financial planning, cash management and 
international finance in both public and private institutions. This 
concentration also assists in preparing students for professional 
certifications such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or 
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 




I 



Grade Policy for Accounting and Finance 
Concentrations 

No more than two grades lower than "C-" in a required 
Accounting and Finance course (ACFI prefix) will be applied 
toward fulfillment of the requirements for the accounting and 
finance major. This policy applies to students accepted for 
matriculation as freshmen or as transfer students enrolled for 
the fall 2002 semester or thereafter. Students who receive more i 
than two "D's" or "F's" in courses may continue as accounting ' 
and finance majors but must retake a sufficient number of the 
required courses in which the "D's" or "F's" were earned and 
earn a grade of "C-" or higher, so that no more than a total of 
two "ACFI" prefix required courses, with grades below "C-" 
will be counted towards fulfillment of the requirements in the 
accounting and finance major. 



ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION Credits 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 

ACFI 305 Business Law 1 3 

ACFI 340 Intermediate Accounting 1 3 

ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting II 3 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 3 

ACFI 406 Business Law II 3 

ACFI 430 Cost Accounting 1 3 

ACFI 466 Federal Income Taxation 1 3 

ACFI 470 Accounting Information Systems 3 

ACFI 492 Intermediate Accounting III 3 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 

MATH 144 Applied Calculus for Business 3 

MATH 318 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 3 

MGMT 490 Strategic Management 3 



Total minimum credits: 63 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sedion of this catalog. 



FINANCE CONCENTRATION Credits 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 

ACFI 305 Business Law I - 3 

ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting 3 



SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 



Accounting and Finance 



ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 3 

ACPI 406 Business Law II 3 

ACFI 455 International Finance 3 

ACFI 465 Options and Futures Markets 3 

ACFI 476 Insurance and Risk Management 3 

ACFI 485 Capital Budgeting 3 

ACFI 486 Real Estate Investment and Finance 3 

ACFI 490 Investments 3 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 

ECON 315 Money and Banking 3 

MATH 144 Applied Calcuius for Business 3 

MATH 318 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 3 

MGMT 360 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 

MGMT 490 Strategic Management 3 



Total minimum credits: 72 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE MINOR 

Students from arts and sciences, education, management or avia- 
tion programs may elea this minor to broaden their background 
and expand their potential in job related areas of their respeaive 
disciplines. The central purpose of this minoi is to provide initial 
exposure to the basic areas of business and the environment of 
the financial world. 



Required Courses 

1) Both of the following courses: 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 

2) Any two courses from among the following: 

(At least one must be an ACFI course) 6 



ACF1 150 Personal Finance 
ACFI 305 Business Lavy I 
ACFI 340 Intermediate Accounting I 
ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting II 
ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting 
ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 
ACFI 498 Internship in Accounting 
COMP 101 Computer Science I 
COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 
An Introduction 



ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 

MATH 141 Elements of Calculus I 

MATH 144 Applied Calculus for Business 

MATH 151 Calculus I 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 

MGMT 498 Internship in Management (No more than three 
credits in internship may be applied to the minor.) 
3) Any two courses from among the following 6 

ACFI 340 Intermediate Accounting I 

ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting II 

ACFI 406 Business Law II 

ACFI 430 Cost Accounting! 

ACFI 445 Auditing 

ACFI 455 International Finance 

ACFI 460 Advanced Accounting I 

ACFI 465 Options and Futures Markets 

ACFI 466 Federal Income Taxation I 

ACFI 470 Accounting Information Systems 

ACFI 476 Insurance and Risk Management 

ACFI 485 Capital Budgeting 

ACFI 486 Real Estate Investment and Finance 

ACFI 490 Investments 

ACFI 492 Intermediate Accounting III 
NOTE: 

• If ACFI 340 or ACFI 341 are used to satisfy requirement 
2, they cannot be used to satisfy requirement 3. 

• Students who double minor in both Accounting and Finance 
and in Actuarial Science may not apply ACFI 476 or ACFI 490 
toward the minor in Accounting and Finance. 

Total minimum credits: 18 



ACTUARIAL SCIENCE MINOR 

This interdisciplinary minor, drawing from both high-level 
mathematics courses and finance courses, is ideally suited for 
mathematics majors or accounting and finance majors who are 
interested in preparing for the artuarial science exam and in pur- 
suing an actuarial career or a career in a related area. 

Credits 



ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 3 

MATH 151 Calculus 1 3 

MATH 152 Calculus II 3 

MATH 251 Calculus III 3 

Choose one course from the following 3 

ACFI 476 Insurance and Risk Management 

ACFI 490 Investments 

MATH 403 Probability Theory 



Note: Accounting and finance majors may not choose ACFI 476 
or ACFI 490 to satisfy the minor requirements. Mathematics 
majors may not choose MATH 403 to satisfy the minor 
requirements. 

Total minimum credits: 21 



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TRANSFER OF CREDIT AFTER ADMISSION 

In order for undergraduates to receive credit for courses taken 
at other accredited institutions, approval must be obtained 
in advance. 

Application forms are available in the Registrar's Office. 
Applications for approval of a course from another institution 
should be accompanied by the appropriate catalog from that 
institution. A minimum grade of 'C-" is required for transfer of 
aedit. Transcripts of these approved courses must be submitted 
to the Registrar's Office within six weeks after the completion 
of the course. Approval must be obtained prior to registering for 
class. It is the student's responsibility to have official transcripts 
sent directly by the institution to the Registrar's Office. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAM IN 
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 

The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a departmen- 
tal honors program in accounting and finance. This program 
provides an opportunity for well-qualified accounting and 
finance majors to conduct independent research and scholarly 
study in accounting and finance. Contact the Department of 
Accounting and Finance for further information concerning 
eligibility and application. 

INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING AND 
FINANCE 

Students interested in earning internship credit should contact 
the Department of Accounting and Finance. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 

Successful managers in the 2 century must have specialized 
knowledge and skills to meet a variety of changing and growing 
demands in the ever-expanding global marketplace. The Master 
of Science (MS) in Management program prepares students to 
apply systems thinking to managerial problems, direct large-scale 
projeas, and lead people and organizations through complex 
change. The program emphasizes the role of information technol- 
ogy in the modern firm and the organizational changes occurring 
as a result. In addition, students gain focused instrurtion in a 
specific area of interest through one of four three-course 
concentrations: 

• Accounting 

• Marketing 



Organization Development 
Technology Management 



Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• An appropriate score on the GMAT. For more information, 
contact the School of Graduate Studies 

• Two appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

• Working knowledge of computers 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 

For students who hold a bachelor's degree 

The MS in Management requires 30 credits of graduate course 
work, including a core of five courses, a concentration area 
of three courses, one elective course and a capstone course. 
The program also requires two foundation courses, ACFI 
505 Accounting and Finance for Managers and MGMT 506 
Marketing and Contract Management. The foundation courses 
must be taken prior to taking the core or concentration courses. 
The foundation course requirements can be satisfied by comple- 
tion of approved equivalent undergraduate courses including 
courses in accounting and finance for ACFI 505, and courses 
in marketing and law for MGMT 506. Students concentrating 
in accounting will need additional prerequisites. Accounting 
students may call 508.531.1395 or e-mail afdept@bridgew.edu 
for information. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• An appropriate score on the GMAT. For more information, 
contact the School of Graduate Studies 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

• Working knowledge of computers 

Five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science 
Degree in Management 

Undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit 
hours of course work at Bridgewater State College, have com- 
pleted the undergraduate prerequisites, have taken the GMAT 
examination, and can complete all requirements for their BS or 
BA degree in 30 additional credits may apply for the five-year 
BS/MS program. Those admitted take a mix of undergraduate 
and graduate courses during their fourth and fifth year and 
graduate with both degrees. Admission to this program is selec- 
tive and limited. 



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The Master of Science Degree in Management with a 
Concentration in Accounting 

Candidates for the Master of Science degree in management 
with an accounting concentration must successfully complete the 
following course requirements: 

Management Core Courses Credits 

MGMT 501 Systems Research and Problem Solving 3 

MGMT 526 Project Management 3 

MGMT 576 Organizational Change and Leadership 3 

MGMT 581 Information Resources Management 3 

MGMT 582 Business System Design and Integration 3 

Concentration Area Requirements* 

ACFI 545 Auditing 3 

ACFI 560 Advanced Accounting 3 

Select one course from the following 3 

ACFI 567 Advanced Taxation 

ACFI 593 Financial Statement Analysis and Disclosure 

Elective 

Any approved MS course 3 

Capstone Course 

ACFI 595 Accounting Seminar 3 

* For concentration and capstone requirements in marketing, 
organization development and technology management, see 
the "Department of Management" seaion of this catalog. 

Internship in Accounting and Finance 

Students interested in earning internship credit should contact 
the Department of Accounting and Finance. 



Total minimum credits: 30 



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Aviation Science 



BRIDGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Michael Farley 

Assistant Professors: Richard Abers, Veronica Cote, 
Michael Sloan 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1779 
Location: Harrington Hall, Room 1118 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/aviation 



DEGREE PROGRAM: 

• BS in Aviation Science 

Concentrations: Aviation Management, Flight Training 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Aviation Science 



UNDERGRADUATE 
PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AVIATION 
SCIENCE 

The Department of Aviation Science offers a BS degree in 
aviation science with concentrations in flight training and avia- 
tion management. Graduates are prepared for entry into the 
aviation industry in produaive, professional employment, or 
alternatively, for graduate study. 

Federal Aviation Administration Certification of Bridgewater 
State College, as a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 141 
ground school, allows students to complete all required ground 
school courses at the college as part of the aviation science 
curriculum. Bridgewater State College is also designated by 
the Federal Aviation Administration as an Aviation Education 
Resource Center. 

The Bridgewater State College aviation science program incor- 
porates single-engine and multi-engine flight simulator training 
into its flight training courses. For complete information on these 
programs, consult with the chairperson of the Department of 
Aviation Science. 



FLIGHT TRAINING CONCENTRATION 

The flight training concentration combines academic studies and 
flight training, in order to prepare graduates for a wide variety 
of positions within the air transportation industry, including gen- 
eral, airline and military aviation\ The flight program allows the 
student to obtain private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument pilot 
and flight instructor certificates. 

The curriculum provides the flight training necessary to oper- 
ate in the high-density environment of modern airspace. The 
program emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills, as well 
as oral and written communication skills. Effective resource man- 
agement, human faaors and safety awareness are constantly 
emphasized throughout the curriculum. Complementing the 
intensive flight training is expert classroom instruction and use 



of flight simulators. A career in the flight training concentration 
leads to the development, administration and enforcement of 
safety regulations, including airworthiness and operational stan- 
dards in civil aviation. This program prepares the graduate for a 
career path that starts as a certified flight instructor, and leads to 
positions with airlines and corporate flight departments. 

Bridgewater State College reserves the right to refuse 
permission to any student to participate in any portion, or all, of 
the flight training program, including without limitation, for any 
safety or security reason which the college deems appropriate. 
' Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship opportunities 
are available. The ROTC program is designed to give students 
the opportunity to become a military officer while completing 
a bachelor's degree program. See the department chairperson 
for details. 

Credits 

AVSC 100 Private Pilot Flight 3 

AVSC 105 Private Pilot Ground School 6 

AVSC 200 Instrument Flight 4 

AVSC 2 1 1 Commercial Pilot Ground School 3 

AVSC 212 Instrument Pilot Ground School 3 

AVSC 300 Commercial Flight 4 

AVSC 303 Flight Instructor Ground School 3 

AVSC 307 Air Carrier Operations 3 

AVSC 310 Aviation Safety 3 

AVSC 320 Aviation Regulatory Process 3 

AVSC 400 Instructional Flight 3 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

GEOG 221 Meteorology 3 

MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 1 3 

MATH 141 Elements of Calculus I 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

PHYS 181 Elements of Physics 1 4 

PHYS 183 Aviation Physics 4 

Note: Flight courses involve flight fees. 

Total minimum credits: 67 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



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AVIATION MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION 

The aviation management concentration is designed to prepare 
graduates for managerial and supervisory positions throughout 
the air transportation industry. Primary flight training is included, 
along with broad exposure to aviation specific business and 
management courses. This program of study is interdisciplinary 
in nature and prepares the aviation career-oriented student for 
virtually any management career in aviation or aviation-related 
industries. Some of these positions include airport manager, air 
carrier manager and general aviation operations manager. 

Credits 



ACFI 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

AVSC 100 Private Pilot Flight 3 

AVSC 105 Private Pilot Ground School 6 

AVSC 305 Introduction to General Aviation Management 3 

AVSC 307 Air Carrier Operations 3 

AVSC 310 Aviation Safety 3 

AVSC 402 Insurance and Risk Management in Aviation 3 

AVSC 407 Aviation Marketing Management 3 

AVSC 471 Aviation Management 3 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ENGL 201 Technical Writing 1 3 

GEOG 221 Meteorology 3 

MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 1 3 

MATH 141 Elements of Calculus I 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

MGMT 360 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 

PHYS181 Elements of Physics 1 4 

PHYS 183 Aviation Physics 4 

Note: Flight courses involve flight fees. 

One environmental science course 3 

EASC 194 Environmental Geology 
or 

GEOG 130 Environmental Geography 



Total minimum credits: 68 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



AIRPORT MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION 

This program is inartive. 



AVIATION SCIENCE MINOR 

The aviation science minor is divided into two options: a flight 
option and an aviation management option. 

Flight Option Credits 

AVSC 100 Private Pilot Flight 3 

AVSC 1 05 Private Pilot Ground School 6 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

Plus six credits in electives selected from the list below 6 

Total minimum credits (flight option): 18 

Aviation Management Option Credits 

AVSC 305 Introduction to General Aviation Management 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

Plus nine credits in electives selected from the list below 9 

Total minimum credits (aviation management option): 18 

Electives 

AVSC 100 Private Pilot Flight 

AVSC 105 Private Pilot Ground School 

AVSC 200 Instrument Flight 

AVSC 211 Commercial Pilot Ground School 

AVSC 212 Instrument Pilot Ground School 

AVSC 300 Commercial Flight 

AVSC 303 Flight Instructor Ground School 

AVSC 305 Introduction to General Aviation Management 

AVSC 307 Air Carrier Operations 

AVSC 400 Instructional Flight 

AVSC 402 Insurance and Risk Management in Aviation 

AVSC 407 Aviation Marketing Management 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 

Note: Flight courses involve flight fees. 



FLIGHT TRAINING AND GROUND SCHOOL 

Students enrolled in the aviation science program must take 
all flight and flight-related courses through Bridgewater State 
College. Ground school courses are conduaed by the college 
under Federal Aviation Regulation Part 141, as is the flight 
simulator training, which is required as a part of commercial and 
instrument flight training courses. 



PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS 

Students seeking admission to the flight training concentration 
must pass a Class II or better FAA physical examination; a Class 
III FAA physical is required for the aviation management concen- 
tration or any other program involving flight courses. A copy of 
the certification for the appropriate flight physical must be on file 
with the aviation coordinator BEFORE FLIGHTTRAINING BEGINS. 



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ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR FLIGHT TRAINING 

The following procedures for granting academic credit for flight 
and flight-related ground school training for both incoming 
freshman students and transfer students are in accord with 
pertinent college policies. These policies are designed to ensure 
academic quality and to maximize safety for the participants in 
the aviation science program. All students requesting academic 
credit from Bridgewater State College for flight and flight- 
related ground school training are subjea to these provisions. 
Credit for all other course work will be considered as specified 
in the college catalog under the seaions concerning "Transfer 
Admissions" and "Transfer of Credit after Admission." 

Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students 

Freshmen or transfer students entering Bridgewater State 
College may request up to eighteen credits for previous work in 
flight and flight-related ground school training under the 
following provisions: 

• To obtain credit for flight training, the student must: 
a) provide valid documentation* of the flight training 
concerned; b) hold a current, appropriate flight physical 
certificate; and c) pass a flight proficiency test conducted by 
an aviation-science-approved flight instructor. (Additional 
flight training may be required if a student has difficulty 
passing the flight proficiency test.) All costs for the flight 
proficiency test (and any additional flight training) will be 
borne by the applicant. 

• Credit for training in FAA-certified ground schools may be 
obtained by providing valid documentation* of the training 
concerned. 

*Valid documentation includes pertinent log books and other 
certificates, licenses and verification of the training from the 
school(s) concerned. This verification must be in the form of a 
statement that identifies the school, describes the curriculum 



under which the training was taken and specifies the number of 
class hours involved. The statement must be signed by the chief 
flight instructor of the school. Up to full credit may be granted 
for courses from flight schools operating under Federal Aviation 
Regulation (FAR) Part 1 4 1 and up to half credit for training from 
schools operating under FAR Part 61 . 



Credit authorized by the above procedure for flight and flight- 
related ground school courses may be applied as follows: 

Students entering the flight training concentration may apply 
up to 1 7 credits and students entering the aviation management 
concentration may apply up to 1 3 credits toward the academic 
major; any additional authorized flight training credit will be 
designated as free eleaives. At least 50 percent of the credits in 
any major field (major department) must be earned at Bridgewater 
State College. 

Students entering the aviation science minor may apply nine 
credits toward the minor; any balance may be credited toward 
free eleaives. 

Authorized flight training credits specified above for the 
major, minor, and free eleaives may be applied toward the col- 
lege graduation requirement of 1 20 credits (minimum). 
Note: For additional detailed information on the aviation science 
program, call 508.53 1 . 1 779 or write Chairperson, Department 
of Aviation Science, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, 
Massachusetts 02325. 

Upon acceptance into the aviation science program, students 
must obtain a copy of the "Department of Aviation Science 
Policies and Procedures Manual." All students must comply with 
the policies and procedures as set forth in said manual. A copy 
of the policies and procedures manual can be obtained upon 
request through the Department of Aviation Science. 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in aviation science provides highly moti- 
vated aviation science majors with opportunities to enhance 
their academic program through intensive scholarly study and 
research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employ- 
ment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in aviation science. 
Contaa the Department of Aviation Science for further informa- 
tion concerning eligibility and application. 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Margaret Brooks 

Professor: Anthony Cicerone 

Associate Professor: Michael Jones, Daniel Lomba 

Assistant Professors: liter Bakkal, Soma Ghosh, 
Matthew Parrett 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1716 

Location: Hunt Hall, Room 113 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/economics 

DEGREE PROGRAM 

• BS in Economics 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Economics 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



ECONOMICS MAJOR 

The major in economics is a comprehensive program that enables 
students to become familiar with many aspeas of the economy 
and provides them with training in economic analysis and 
problem-solving techniques. A strong background in economic 
theory will prepare students for entry into fields such as banking, 
finance, business, politics and real estate. 

Requirements Credits 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Policy 3 

ECON 205 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 3 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 

Plus five 300-level or higher economics courses 15 

Total minimum credits: 30 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "UndergraduateAcademic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
wvvw.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sedion of this catalog. 



DOUBLE MAJOR WITH ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD 
EDUCATION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Students may choose a double major in economics and 
elementary education, early childhood education or special 
education for licensure purposes. Please contaa the Department 
of Economics and the appropriate education department for 
further information. The Center for Economic Education, located 
within the Department of Economics, provides resources and 
support for preservice teachers. 

ECONOMICS MINOR 

The minor in economics offers a basic program that enables stu- 
dents to become familiar with some aspects of the economy and 
provides them with training in economic analysis and problem- 
solving techniques. 

Requirements Credits 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Policy 3 

ECON 205 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 3 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 

Plus a minimum of two other economics courses 

at the 300 or 400 level. The two courses, 

MATH 1 1 Elementary Statistics I and MATH 3 1 8 

Quantitative Methods for Management, may 

be substituted for ECON 210 6 

Total minimum credits: 21 



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FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Robert Wolk 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Associate Professor 
Peter Sietins 

Professors: Jeanne Aurelio, Jon Bryan, Craig Cowles, 

Mercer Fellouris, Helene Fine, Sylvia Keyes, Dorothy Mulcahy 

Associate Professors: Martin Grossman, Tami Knotts, 

Stanley Ross 

Assistant Professor: Kelley Donalds 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1374 
Location: Harrington Hall, Room HOC 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/management 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BS in Management 

Concentrations: General Management, Global Management, 
Information Systems Management, Marketing, Operations 
Management 

• Master of Science in Management (MS) 
Concentrations: Accounting, Marketing, Organization 
Development, Technology Management 

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR 

• Management 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT 

The management concentrations educate students for success- 
ful careers in business and management. The program provides 
general education, other liberal arts courses and specific man- 
agement education for students Wwh career interests in general 
business, marketing, global management, information systems, 
human resources and operations management. 

With a curriculum embedded in a strong liberal arts frame- 
work, students learn how business decisions relate to society 
- culturally, economically, ethically and socially - while develop- 
ing the skills and knowledge that will enable them to assume 
management responsibilities. 

Students who enroll in the management program can gain 
experience through internships and courses that provide pradi- 
cal, on-the-job professional opportunities. These valuable learn- 
ing experiences, coupled with the college's development as a 
regional resource for business and industry, offer students signifi- 
cant contaa with business and management leaders. 

Management majors have the flexibility to choose from 
among several concentrations. However, regardless of concentra- 
tion, all management majors take the following courses. 



MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES 

Credits 



ACP1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

ACFI 305 Business Law 1 3 

ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting 3 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 3 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECON 210 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 

MATH 144 Applied Calculus for Business 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 3 

MGMT 360 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3 

MGMT 490 Strategic Management (Writing Intensive 

in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 3 



Total minimum core credits: 39 

Grade Requirement 

Students majoring in management must achieve a grade of "C-" 
or better in MGMT 1 30, MGMT 1 40 and MGMT 200. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
v^/ww.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sedion of this catalog. 



GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION 



Credits 

Management Core Courses 39 

Concentration requirements taken in addition to the 
management core courses 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

MGMT 303 Organizational Behavior 3 

MGMT 304 Leadership and Teams 3 

MGMT 355 International Management 3 

MGMT 426 Service Operations Management 3 

Electives 

Choose two of the following courses 6 



MGMT 340 Contemporary Employee Relations 
MGMT 350 Business Ethics 
MGMT 399 Special Topics in Management 
MGMT 435 Small Business Management 
MGMT 471 Diversity in Organizations 

Total minimum credits: 60 



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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL 
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
CONCENTRATION 

This program is inactive. 



GLOBAL MANAGEMENT 

CONCENTRATION Credits 

Management Core Courses 39 

Concentration requirements taken in addition to the 
management core courses: 

ACFI 455 International Finance 3 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

ECON 321 International Economics 3 

MATH 318 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 

MGMT 410 International Marketing and 

Physical Distribution 3 

MGMT 460 Public Policy and Government 

Regulation in Global Management 3 

POLI 260 International Relations 3 

Proficiency in four levels of one foreign language 1 2 

Total minimum credits: 75 



INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 
CONCENTRATION Credits 

Management Core Courses 39 

Concentration requirements taken in addition to the 
management core courses: 

COMP 101 Computer Science 1 3 

COMP 102 Computer Science II 3 

COMP 210 COBOL 1 3 

C0MP211 COBOL II 3 

COMP 410 Database Applications 3 

MATH 318 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 

MGMT 445 Information Systems Management 3 

MGMT 450 Current Topipcs in Information Systems 3 

MGMT 480 Systems Analysis and Design 3 

Total minimum credits: 66 



MARKETING CONCENTRATION Credits 

Management Core Courses 39 

Concentration requirements taken in addition to the 
management core courses: 

MATH 318 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 

MGMT 420 Marketing Research -. 3 

MGMT 424 Advertising 3 

MGMT 430 Sales Management 3 

MGMT 494 Marketing Management and Strategy 3 

And any one of the following three marketing 
elective courses 3 



MGMT 410 International Marketing and Physical Distribution 

MGMT 41 5 Retail Management 

MGMT 440 Business to Business Marketing 

Total minimum credits: 57 



OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 
CONCENTRATION Credits 

Management Core Courses 39 

Concentration requirements taken in addition to the 
management core courses: 

COMP 105 Computers and Their Applications: 

An Introduction 3 

MGMT 340 Contemporary Employee Relations 3 

MGMT 426 Service Operations Management 3 

MGMT 427 Production and Operations Management 3 

MGMT 470 Supply Chain Management 3 

MGMT 475 Quality Management 3 



Total minimum credits: 57 



TRANSPORTATION CONCENTRATION 

This program is inactive. 



MANAGEMENT MINOR 

Students from liberal arts and other programs may elect this 
minor to broaden their background and expand their potential in 
job-related areas of their respective disciplines. The central pur- 
pose of this minor is to provide initial exposure to the basic areas 
of business and the environment of the business world. 

Grade Requirement 

Students minoring in management who enroll in MGMT 1 30, 
MGMT 140 and MGMT 200 must achieve a grade of "C-" or 
better in these courses. 



Required courses* Credits 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 

(Prerequisite: MGMT130; and ECON 101 or 

ECON 102; or consent of department) 3 

Plus three additional electives from any ACFI or MGMT 
courses for which prerequisites have been completed 9 



• One economics course (e/f/ier ECON 101 Principles of 
Microeconomics or ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics) 
may be used toward the completion of these three required 
electives. 

• Majors in accounting and finance and aviation science 
majors with a concentration in aviation management must 
take at least two MGMT courses at the 300 or 400 level, not 
to include MGMT 360 or MGMT 490 to fulfill the elective 
requirements. 

• At least one-half of the courses required for the minor must be 
successfully completed at this college. 

Total minimum credits: 18 



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TRANSFER OF CREDIT AFTER ADMISSION 

In order for undergraduates to receive credit for courses taken 
at other accredited institutions, approval must be obtained 
in advance. 

Application forms are available in the Registrar's Office. 
Applications for approval of a course from another institution 
should be accompanied by the appropriate catalog from that 
institution. A minimum of grade "C-" is required for transfer of 
credit. Transcripts of these approved courses must be submitted 
to the Registrar's Office within six weeks after the completion 
of the course. Approval must be obtained prior to registering for 
class. It is the student's responsibility to have official transcripts 
sent directly by the grade-granting institution to the Registrar's 
Office at Bridgewater State College. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

The Department of Management offers a departmental honors 
program in management. This program provides an opportunity 
ifor well-qualified management majors to condua independent 
research and scholarly study in management. Contact the 
Department of Management for further information concerning 
eligibility and application. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN 
MANAGEMENT 

Successful managers in the 21'' century must have specialized 
knowledge and skills to meet a variety of changing and growing 
demands in the ever-expanding global marketplace. The Master 
of Science (MS) degree in management program prepares 
students to apply systems thinking to managerial problems, 
direct large-scale projeas, and lead people and organizations 
through complex change. The program emphasizes the role of 
information technology in the modern firm and the organiza- 
tional changes occurring as a result. In addition, students gain 
focused instruction in a specific area of interest through one of 
four three-course concentrations. 

• Accounting 

• Marketing 

• Organization Development 

• Technology Management 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• An appropriate score on the GMAT. For more information, 
contact the School of Graduate Studies 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

• Working knowledge of computers 



MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN 
MANAGEMENT 

For students who hold a bachelor's degree 

The Master of Science degree in management requires 30 credits 
of graduate course work, including a core of five courses, three 
concentration courses, one eleaive and one capstone course. 
Students in the technology management concentration, market- 
ing concentration or organizational development concentra- 
tion take MGMT 590 Management Systems Seminar as their 
capstone course. The foundation courses must be taken prior to 
taking the core or concentration courses and may not be used to 
fulfill the 30-credit program requirements. The foundation course 
requirements can be satisfied by completion of approved equiva- 
lent undergraduate courses: courses in accounting and finance 
forACFI 505, and courses in marketing and law for MGMT 506. 
Students concentrating in accounting will need additional pre- 
requisites. Accounting students may call 508-53 1 - 1 395 or e-mail 
afdept@bridgew.edu for information. 

Five-year Bachelor of Science in Management/ Master 
of Science in Management 

Undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credits 
of course work at Bridgewater State College, have completed the 
undergraduate prerequisites, have taken the GMAT examination, 
and can complete all requirements for their BS or BA degree in 
30 additional credits may apply for the five-year BS/MS program. 
Those admitted take a mix of undergraduate and graduate 
courses during their fourth and fifth year, and graduate with both 
degrees. Admission to this program is seleaive and limited. 

The Master of Science in Management Curriculum 

Candidates for the MS must successfully complete the following 
course requirements. 

Management Core Courses Credits 

MGMT 501 Systems Research and Problem Solving 3 

MGMT 526 Project Management 3 

MGMT 576 Organizational Change and Leadership 3 

MGMT 581 Information Resources Management 3 

MGMT 582 Business System Design and Integration 3 

Total minimum core credits: 15 
Concentration Area Requirements* 
* For accounting concentration and capstone requirements, see 

the "Department of Accounting and Finance" section of this 

catalog. 

Marketing Concentration Credits 

Management Core Courses 15 

Select three courses from the following 9 

MGMT 510 International Marketing 

MGMT 540 Industrial Marketing 

MGMT 554 Issues in Global E-Commerce 

MGMT 594 Marketing Management and Strategy 

One elective: Any approved (ACFI or MGMT) MS course 3 

Capstone Course 

MGMT 590 Management Systems Seminar 3 

Total minimum credits (marketing): 30 



SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 




Management 



Organization Development Concentration Credits 

Management Core Courses 15 

MGMT 572 Interpersonal and Group Behavior 3 

MGMT 578 Organizational Development 3 

Select one course from the following 3 

MGMT 571 Organizational Culture and Workforce Diversity 
MGMT 577 Power and Influence in Organizations 

One elective: Any approved (ACFI or MGMT) MS course 3 

Capstone Course 

MGMT 590 Management Systems Seminar 3 

Total minimum credits (organization development): 30 

Technology Management Concentration Credits 

Management Core Courses 15 

Select three courses from the following 9 

MGMT 527 Product Development Processes 

MGMT 528 Quality and Risk Management 

MGMT 561 Environmental Management 

MGMT 562 Strategic Management of 
Technological Innovation 
One elective: Any approved (ACFI or MGMT) 

graduate course 3 

Capstone Course 

MGMT 590 Management Systems Seminar 3 

Total minimum credits (technology management): 30 



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Counselor Education 

Elementary and Early Childhood 
Education 

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and 
Leisure Studies 

PreK-12 Education 

(For Educators in Non-U.S. Settings) 

Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs 

Special Education and Communication 
Disorders 

Educational Leadership 
Instructional Technology 



Dr. Anna Bradfield 

Dean, School of Education and Allied Studies 

Ms. Mary Ann McKinnon 
Assistant Dean 

Location: Hart Hall, Room 124 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/soed 



ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS 

Counselor Education 

To be determined, Chairperson 

Elementary and Early Childhood Education 
Dr. Nancy Witherell, Chairperson 

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies 
Professor Samuel Baumgarten, Chairperson 

Secondary Education and Professional Programs 
Dr. Lynne Yeamans, Chairperson 

Spec/a/ Education and Communication Disorders 
Dr. Robert MacMillan, Chairperson 



ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 

Athletic Training 

Dr. Marcia Anderson, Graduate Program Coordinator 

Counselor Education 

To be determined. Chairperson 

Educational Leadership 

Dr. Benedicta Eyemaro, Graduate Program Coordinator 

Elementary and Early Childhood Education 

Dr. John Marvelle, Graduate and Postbaccalaureate 

Program Coordinator 

Health Promotion/Physical Education 

Dr. Karen Richardson, Graduate Program Coordinator 

Instructional Technology 

Dr. Thanh Nguyen, Graduate Program Coordinator 

PreK-12 Education (For Educators in Non-U. S. Settings) 
For information on this program contact the School of 
Graduate Studies 508.531.1300 

Reading 

Dr. Elaine Bukowiecki, Graduate Program Coordinator 
Secondary Education 

Dr. Thomas Brady, Graduate Program Coordinator 
SEAS Core Courses 

Dr. John-Michael Bodi, Graduate Program Coordinator 

Special Education and Communication Disorders 

Dr. Kenneth Dobush, Graduate Program Coordinator 



SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED STUDIES 



School of Education and Allied Studies 



The School of Education and Allied Studies offers undergradu- 
ate and graduate programs for the professional preparation of 
early childhood, elementary, special education, middle and high 
school teachers, as well as for specialized positions in school 
and community-based organizations and agencies. All programs 
in the school are devoted to developing professionals who are 
committed to excellence, understand best practices and research 
and work collaboratively in their chosen areas. The school also 
provides service to the schools, community organizations and 
agencies of the region. The school condurts an ongoing review 
of professional standards and requirements in order to respond 
to the changing needs of the profession. Graduates of programs 
leading to initial licensure are ready to enter the profession of 
teaching. During advanced-degree programs leading to the 
professional stage of licensure and other graduate course work, 
educators strengthen their leadership abilities and their commit- 
ment to lifelong learning. 

Extensive field experiences in schools and agencies contribute 
to the development of meaningful linkages between study and 
practice. Procedures and guidelines are implemented to ensure 
that high quality standards are maintained in field-based experi- 
ences and that students have experiences working in settings 
with diverse populations of children and youth. 

Students following the curricula leading to a bachelor of 
science in education degree are prepared as early childhood, 
elementary or special needs teachers. Students majoring in early 
childhood education, elementary education or special education 
must complete an arts and sciences major (for special education 
(5- 1 2), a major taught in grades 5- 1 2), as well as a major in the 
School of Education and Allied Studies. Students majoring in 
most curricula leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of sci- 
ence degree may select a minor in secondary education, which 
prepares them for middle school and/or high school teaching. 
Students majoring in physical education earn a bachelor of sci- 
ence or bachelor of arts degree. 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Majors 

Athletic Training 

Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education (Concentration in): 

Early Education and Care, PreK-K 

(non-public school licensure) 
Health Education (Concentrations in): 

Community Health 

School Health 
Physical Education (Concentrations in): 

Coaching 

Exercise Science/Health Fitness 

Motor Development Therapy /Adapted Physical Education 

Recreation 

Recreation and Fitness Club Administration 
(Teacher Licensure available in): 
Teacher Licensure in Physical Education (PreK-8) 
Teacher Licensure in Physical Education (5-12) 



Special Education (Concentration in): 
Communication Disorders 
(Teacher Licensure available in): 

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12) 
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels) 

Minors in 

Coaching 

Communication Disorders 
Dance 

Exercise Physiology 

Health Promotion 

Health Resources Management 

Recreation 

Inclusive Practices in Special Education and 

Communication Disorders 
Professional Practices in Special Education and 

Communication Disorders 
Secondary Education minor (High School, Middle School 

Education or PreK-12 specialist licenses) with majors, 

concentrations or options in: 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Dance (all levels) 

Earth Sciences 

English 

Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (all levels) 

History 

Mathematics 

Music (all levels) 

Physics 

Theater (all levels) 

Visual Art (PreK-8 and 5-12) 



POSTBACCALAUREATE, GRADUATE, AND 
POSTMASTER'S PROGRAMS 

Postbaccalaureate programs leading to initial licensure are 
offered in: 

Early Childhood Education 
Educational Leadership 
Elementary Education 

Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (PreK-12) 
Physical Education (PreK-8) (5-12) 
Secondary Education 

(Middle School/High School, PreK-12 Specialist) 
Special Education (Moderate and Severe Disabilities) 

Graduate curricula leading to the master's degree and 
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) are offered 
in the following fields: 

Master's Programs Consult office of 

Master of Arts in Secondary Education 

Teaching and Professional Programs 

(in conjunction with several of 
the departments in the School 
of Arts and Sciences) 



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Master of Education 

Counseling 

Early Childhood 

Educational 
Leadership 

Elementary Education 

Health Promotion 

Instruaional Technology 

PreK-12 Education (For 
Educators in Non-U. S.Settings) 

Reading 

Special Education 

Master of Science 

Athletic Training 

Physical Education 

Post Master's Programs 

Certificate of Advanced 
Graduate Study (CAGS 
in Education) 

Concentrations: 
Counseling 

Educational Leadership 
Reading 



Consult office of 

Counselor Education 

Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education 

Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs 

Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education 

Movement Arts, Health 
Promotion and Leisure Studies 

Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs 

School of Graduate Studies 

Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education 

Special Education and 
Communication Disorders 

Consult office of 

Movement Arts, Health 
Promotion and Leisure Studies 

Movement Arts, Health 
Promotion and Leisure Studies 

Consult office of 



Counselor Education 

Secondary Education and 
Professional Programs 

Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education 



LICENSURE OF EDUCATIONAL 
PERSONNEL 

All candidates seeking Massachusetts Educator Licensure 
are advised to check with their individual education 
departments or the School of Education and Allied Studies 
offices regarding regulation changes that may have an impart 
on their licensure program. 

The School of Education and Allied Studies, through its depart- 
ments and committees, offers the following state-approved 
programs leading to Massachusetts licensure and eligibility 
for licensure in participatory states and territories through the 
Interstate Certification Contrart. Information on undergraduate 
and graduate programs leading to licensure is found in appropri- 
ate departmental sertions. 

Educator Licensure Programs 

Administrator of Special Education (all levels) 

Early Childhood Teacher of Students with or without Disabilities 

(PreK-2) 
Elementary (1-6) 

Instructional Technology (all levels) 
Reading Specialist (all levels) 

School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (all levels) 

School Business Administrator (all levels) 

School Guidance Counselor (PreK-8) 

School Guidance Counselor (5-12) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12) 

Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels) 

Supervisor/Director (all levels) 

Teacher of Biology (5-8) 

Teacher of Biology (8-12) 

Teacher of Chemistry (5-8) 

Teacher of Chemistry (8-12) 

Teacher of Dance (all levels) 

Teacher of Earth Science (5-8) 

Teacher of Earth Science (8-12) 

Teacher of English (5-8) 

Teacher of English (8-12) 

Teacher of Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (all levels) 
Teacher of History (5-8) 
Teacher of History (8-12) 
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8) 
Teacher of Mathematics (8-12) 
Teacher of Music (all levels) 
Teacher of Physical Education (PreK-8) 
Teacher of Physical Education (5-12) 
Teacher of Physics (5-8) 
Teacher of Physics (8-12) 

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 



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Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12) 
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels) 
Teacher of Theater (all levels) 
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8) 
Teacher of Visual Art (5-12) 

Students who wish to be elementary, early childhood or 
special education teachers are required to select a major in 
elementary, early childhood or special education and a major 
in the liberal arts or sciences. All teachers licensed by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to have a major 
in the liberal arts or sciences. 

The following majors meet the arts and sciences requirement 
at Bridgewater State College: 

Anthropology History 
Art Mathematics 
Biology Music 
Chemistry Philosophy 
Chemistry-Geology Physics 
Communication Studies Political Science 
Earth Science Psychology 
Economics Sociology 
English Spanish 
Geography 

Students should consult with both their arts and sciences 
adviser and their education adviser each semester (with a final 
check the semester prior to their last semester) to ensure that all 
licensure and academic degree requirements have been success- 
fully met. 

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all required 
course work is successfully completed for the core curriculum, 
the liberal arts and sciences major, and the state-approved 
major or minor which leads to licensure. Students must addition- 
ally assume responsibility for submitting all materials to appro- 
priate offices by the established deadlines. 

Note: All candidates seeking Massachusetts Educator 
Licensure are required at the time of application to sign an 
affidavit indicating that they have not been convicted of and are 
not under charges for any crime (misdemeanor or felony) and 
have not been identified by any child protection agency as a 
perpetrator of child abuse. 

Students having questions regarding their licensure and/or 
academic requirements should consult with their adviser, the 
appropriate department chairperson or the graduate program 
coordinator for additional information. 



ADMISSION TO AND RETENTION IN 
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS 
- UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

All undergraduate students preparing for a career in education 
which requires licensure must formally apply, satisfy all selec- 
tion criteria, and be recommended for admission into profes- 
sional education programs in the School of Education and Allied 
Studies. Students may not enroll in education courses beyond the 
introductory level until they have met all admissions criteria and 
are officially admitted to the program. 

Criteria for Admission 

The following criteria have been established as minimum require- 
ments for admission to a professional education program: 

• Candidates must be matriculated into an undergraduate arts 
or sciences degree program (with appropriate undergraduate 
major/equivalent). 

• Candidates must provide proof of having attained a passing 
score on the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL). 

• Candidates must have an overall cumulative grade point 
average of 2.8. This minimum GPA must be maintained 
throughout the professional education program. 

• Candidates must demonstrate proof of proficiency in written 
English (minimum grades of "C-i-" in ENGL 101 and ENGL 
102 or equivalent). 

• Candidates must provide evidence of early field-based 
experiences working with children or youth in schools or 
other agencies as part of an introduction to education course 
(ECED 230, EDHM 210, ELED 220, SPED 202 or PHED 205). 
The number of hours and placement are determined by 

the department. 

• Candidates must have a complete health record 
(Immunization Record) on file with the Office of 
Health Services. 

• Candidates must interview, if required, with their individual 
education departments (check with department). 

• Candidates must provide two faculty recommendation rat- 
ings of at least "recommend" or "highly recommend" on the 
forms provided with the application packet. 

• Candidates must submit a complete Application for 
Admission to a Professional Education Program. The applica- 
tion includes biographical data, information on employment 
and volunteer experiences, and verification of completion 

of all criteria above. The application will be reviewed to 
determine competency in written expression of the English 
language and should reflect the candidate's commitment 
to a career in education. Therefore, candidates should pay 
particular attention to correct spelling and the proper use of 
grammar when completing the application. 

Candidates seeking admission to the professional education 
block in elementary or early childhood education should consult 
the "Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education" 
section of this catalog regarding additional admission 
requirements. 



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Note: Teacher preparation candidates will be asked to autho- 
rize a Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) as a requirement 
for access to public and private schools and agencies during their 
prepraaica and praaica field experience. Also, the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education requires all candidates to 
sign an affidavit that states they "have not been convicted of nor 
are currently charged with any crime (misdemeanor or felony)" 
as part of their application for a Massachusetts educator's 
license. 

Admission Deadlines 

Students must apply and be admitted to a professional educa- 
tion program before they may enroll in upper level (beyond the 
introduaory level) professional education courses. Students are 
responsible for maintaining communication with their academic 
advisers and for preparing and submitting the completed appli- 
cation packets. Applications are accepted at any time. To ensure 
adequate time for processing, however, application should be 
made several weeks in advance of the anticipated date of regis- 
tration for professional education courses. 

All students enrolling in upper-level courses in the School of 
Education and Allied Studies must have been officially accepted 
into professional education. 

Admission Process 

The following is the established process for admission to 
an initial licensure program in the School of Education and 
Allied Studies: 

• The student receives the application packet from the instruc- 
tor of the introduction to education course (ECED 230, EDHM 
210, ELED 220, PHED 205 or SPED 202) or downloads an 
application from the School of Education and Allied Studies 
Web site www.bridgew.edu/licensurefield placement/. 

• The student completes the application as directed in the 
packet and returns it to the Office of Professional Education. 

• Students will be notified via mail of the status of their 
application. 



ADMISSION TO AND RETENTION IN 
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS 
- POSTBACCALAUREATE/GRADUATE 
STUDENTS 

All postbaccalaureate teacher education candidates must be 
admitted to a postbaccalaureate program through Graduate 
Admissions (see the "School of Graduate Studies" seaion of 
this catalog). Candidates must submit evidence of a minimum 
2.8 overall undergraduate grade point average, passing scores 
on appropriate sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator 
Licensure® (MTEL), three recommendations and biographical 
information as part of the graduate admission process. 

Note: Teacher preparation candidates will be asked to autho- 
rize a Criminal Offender Record Inquiry (CORI) as a requirement 
for access to public and private schools and agencies during their 
prepractica and practica field experience. Also, the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education requires all candidates to 
sign an affidavit that states they "have not been convicted of nor 



are currently charged with any crime (misdemeanor or felony)" 
as pan of their application for a Massachusetts educator's 
license. 

Retention and Exit Requirements 

Students must remain in full compliance with all regulations, 
requirements, policies and procedures of the School of 
Education and Allied Studies, the School of Graduate Studies, 
the college and the State Department of Elementary and 
Secondary Education. 

Admission/Retention Appeal Process 

A student who wishes to request reconsideration of a profession- 
al education program admission/retention decision may submit 
a written letter of appeal to the dean of the School of Education 
and Allied Studies. 



APPLICATION FOR PRACTICUM 
-UNDERGRADUATE AND 
POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS 

Admissions Criteria 

The following criteria must be met for admission to the practicum 
(student teaching): 

• Candidates must be matriculated into an undergraduate arts 
and sciences degree or graduate licensure program 

• Candidates must satisfy all admission criteria for professional 
education programs (MTEL® passing scores, English profi- 
ciency, prepractica hours, health records), and maintain 
continued good standing in the School of Education and 
Allied Studies. 

• Candidates must have a 2.8 overall cumulative grade point 
average. Middle school and high school teacher candidates 
must also have a 2.8 grade point average in the arts and 
sciences major. 

• Candidates must submit evidence of having passed all three 
parts of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL), including the appropriate subject tests. 

• Candidates must have successfully completed all prerequisite 
courses and prepractica field experiences. 

• Candidates must obtain departmental approval (via the 
signature of chair or graduate coordinator on their student 
teaching application). 

Admission Deadline 

The deadline for submitting the completed application packet to 
the Field Experience Office is Feb. 1 to student teach the follow- 
ing fall and Sept. 30 to student teach the following spring. 

All practica are completed within the college's service area 
at centers and sites established by the School of Education and 
Allied Studies. Students are supervised by appropriately qualified 
faculty. In that the praaica experiences are intense and rigorous, 
it is recommended that students not enroll in other courses dur- 
ing the semester that they student teach. 

Criminal Offender Record Inquires (CORI) are conducted by 
placement sites. An unsatisfaaory CORI report is a reason for 



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refusal of placement by the Bridgewater State College Office of 
Field Placement and cooperating school distrias and agencies. 

Complaints filed by schools or agencies relative to a student 
teacher will be reviewed by a committee from the School of 
Education and Allied Studies. In instances where the student 
teacher has not met the procedures, policies, standards and/or 
expectations of the college as set forth in this catalog, the 
Practicum Handbook and/or other college documents, the student 
may be removed from the assignment and the program. 

The School of Education and Allied Studies is under no obliga- 
tion to make a second placement for a student who has been 
removed from his/her field assignment for cause. 



ADMISSION TO, RETENTION IN AND 
EXIT FROM PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 
PROGRAMS - MAT, MEd, CAGS 

All graduate students seeking licensure must formally apply, sat- 
isfy all selection criteria and be recommended for admission into 
professional education programs in the School of Education and 
Allied Studies and the School of Graduate Studies. 

The following requirements and criteria for admission to and 
retention in licensure and degree programs in the School of 
Education and Allied Studies and the School of Graduate Studies 
have been established: 

• All students must be formally admitted to a graduate degree 
or licensure program by the School of Graduate Studies. 

• Students must remain in good standing with the School of 
Graduate Studies and the School of Education and Allied 
Studies. 



SUBSTITUTIONS/WAIVERS FOR LICENSURE 

Undergraduate and graduate students with prior courses and/or 
experiences that are equivalent to or exceed those required in 
a particular state approved program may request a substitu- 
tion by way of their academic adviser through their depart- 
ment. Students should contaa their adviser for a copy of this 
institutional process. Grades of "D" and "F" cannot be used. 
This procedure is for licensure standards only; consult the major 
department for degree requirements. 



PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REVIEW 
PROCESS 

A student who experiences a problem pertaining to program 
waiver, licensure or other matters may request consideration 
under the School of Education and Allied Studies' established 
review process. 

The first step is for the student to submit a written appeal to 
his or her adviser. If the situation cannot be resolved at this level, 
the student and/or adviser will then proceed to the department 
chairperson or graduate coordinator. Should the student's situa- 
tion not be resolved, then the student may petition the dean of 
the School of Education and Allied Studies for review. The dean, 
at his or her discretion, may convene a review board to hear 
the appeal. 



LICENSURE APPLICATION 

Students wishing to apply for their Massachusetts Department 
of Elementary and Secondary Education /n/'t/a/ educator's 
license will obtain application instructions during the 
educator licensure/career services meeting scheduled each 
semester during a student's initial internship/practicum. 
Bridgewater State College participates in the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education's online Educator 
Licensure and Recruitment system (ELAR). Candidates can 
access ELAR via the following Web address: www.doe.mass.edu/ 
educators/ejicense.html. 

BSC program completers seeking licensure through the ELAR 
system must fill out a Request for Recommendation Form and 
submit it to the Office of Professional Education. 

Candidates applying for professional licensure should meet 
with the licensure coordinator in the School of Education and 
Allied Studies during their last semester of course work at the 
college to review requirements and application procedures. 

All candidates seeking Massachusetts Educator Licensure are 
required at the time of application to sign an affidavit indicating 
that they have not been convicted of and are not under charges 
for any crime (misdemeanor or felony) and have not been 
identified by any child protection agency as a perpetrator of 
child abuse. 



LICENSURE TESTS 

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education has contraaed with National Evaluation Systems 
(NES) in Amherst, MA, to develop and administer the educator 
licensure test system. Students and interested persons may con- 
taa NES to obtain information regarding upcoming test adminis- 
trations and registration information at 41 3.256.2892 or www. 
MTEL.nesinc.com. Registering, taking and achieving passing 
scores of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 
are the students' responsibility and are required for educational 
licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Registration bulletins and 
additional information may also be obtained in the Office of the 
School of Education and Allied Studies reception area. 

Students must provide evidence of having attained a pass- 
ing score (as determined by the Massachusetts Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education) on the Communication 
and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator 
Licensure® (MTEL) as part of the admission criteria of the School 
of Education and Allied Studies. 

Students must provide evidence of having attained a pass- 
ing score (as determined by the Massachusetts Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education) on the appropriate subject 
tests of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 
prior to being placed for student teaching. Students are encour- 
aged to consult with their individual departments regarding 
program-specific MTEL® requirements. 



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MASTER OF EDUCATION PreK-12 BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE/ 

EDUCATION (FOR EDUCATORS IN UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS - LOWELL 

NON-U.S. SETTINGS) COLLABORATIVE CAGS/EdD PROGRAM 

This program is designed for individuals who wish to earn a A transfer agreement is in place between Bridgewater State 

graduate degree in PreK- 1 2 Education for Educators in Non-U.S. College, which offers the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 

Settings. The program is for American citizens who hold under- (CAGS), and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell which offers 

graduate U.S. degrees and are teaching overseas. the Doaor of Education (EdD) degree. 

Admission Requirements , ^.^^o^darice w^h this agreement, students who satis- 

. , ^ 7 . ^ I . .. .1 factorily complete the CAGS program with a concentration in 

• Hold a bachelor s degree from an accredited college educational leadership or reading at Bndgewater State College 

• Have 2.8 grade point average and who apply and are admitted to the EdD program at the 

• Three letters of recommendation; at least two should be University of Massachusetts-Lowell will be eligible to transfer up 
from professors and the third can be from a professional to 1 2 credits from the CAGS program into the doctoral program, 
employer Specific provisions of the transfer credits will be subjea to regu- 

• Submit a completed application with statement of intent 'ations described in the Graduate School Catalog of the University 
. Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the first two degree of Massachusetts-Lovvell Graduates of the CAGS program at 

QQ^^^Qt^ Bndgewater State College will be entitled to the same consider- 
ations as graduates of the CAGS program at Lowell. Applicants 

Program Requirements Credits to the doaoral program must submit a completed application for 

Education Masters Core Courses review by the College of Education's Admissions and Standards 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 ^omminee at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 For additional information about these programs, contaa: 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 Dr. Lynne Yeamans, graduate program coordinator, Educational 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Leadership Program, Hart Hall, Room 222, Bridgewater State 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 College, Bridgewater, MA 02325 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher 3 ^^^-^^ Bukowiecki, graduate program coordinator, Reading 

Elective Courses Program, Hart Hall, Room 1 33, Bridgewater State College, 

In collaboration with the non-U.S. setting site, Bridgewater Bridgewater, MA 02325 

State College will identify course work that meets the needs 

of the students 15 

Degree requirements include a minimum of 30 approved gradu- 
ate credits and the successful completion of the comprehensive 
examination. 

Total minimum credits: 30 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) IN EDUCATION 

The School of Education and Allied Studies offers a program 
leading to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in 
Education with concentrations in mental health, counseling, 
school guidance counseling, educational leadership and reading. 
For details, students should consult the counseling, educational 
leadership and reading program seaions of this catalog. 



SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED STUDIES 



Counselor Education 



FACULTY 

Chairperson and Graduate Program Coordinator: 

To be determined 

Professors: Victoria Bacon, Maxine Rawlins 

Associate Professors: Louise Graham, Michael Kocet, 
Christy Lyons 

Assistant Professors: Theresa Coogan, Melissa Freeburg 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.2836 

Location: Kelly Gymnasium, Room 104 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/counselingprograms 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• MEd in Counseling 

Concentrations: Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health 
- Counseling-Dual License, School Counseling (PreK-8, 5-12), 

Student Affairs Counseling 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY PROGRAMS (CAGS) 

• Mental Health Counseling 

• School Counseling 



POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE PROGRAM 

• School Counseling (PreK-8, 5-12) 

Mission Statement 

The Bridgewater State College graduate Department of 
Counselor Education prepares professional counselors to provide 
counseling, consultation and preventive services to individuals, 
families, groups and communities in mental health, student 
affairs and PreK-1 2 educational settings. The faculty embrace a 
professional identity as counselors and facilitate the develop- 
ment of this professional identity in students by stressing 
wellness, lifespan development, professional ethics, multicultural 
competencies and prevention. The counseling faculty are 
diverse with regard to background, experience and counseling 
orientation, and prepare counselors to help clients effectively 
respond to developmental, educational, career, mental health 
and other lifespan challenges. As professional counselors, stu- 
dents in the Department of Counselor Education are educated 
to think critically, communicate effectively and responsibly utilize 
innovative strategies to enhance the praaice of counseling in the 
21 "century. The faculty facilitate the ability of students to trans- 
late theoretical and philosophical principles into praaical appli- 
cation to promote wellness throughout the lifespan. Students 
graduate prepared to pursue licensure in their respeaive area 
of counseling. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



COUNSELING PROGRAM OPTIONS 

Master of Education in Counseling Program Options 

Mental Health Counseling - 60 credits 

Mental Health Counseling: Dual License - 63 credits 

School Counseling - 51 credits 

Student Affairs Counseling - 54 credits 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling 
Program Options 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Mental Health 
Counseling - 30 credits (minimum) 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School 
Counseling -30 credits 

General Admission Criteria for the Counselor 
Education Programs 

The counselor education faculty seek to admit students who will 
become highly effective professional counselors. As such, the 
faculty look at each student's application as a whole and do not 
exclude students based on any one criterion. Students must sub- 
mit a complete application by Oct. 1 for spring semester admis- 
sion and Feb. 1 ifor summer/fall semester admission. In addition 
to the admission standards set by the college, there are general 
admission criteria for counseling that are based on state and 
national standards outlined below. Specific program admission 
requirements are identified under individual program options on 
the following pages. 

• Each applicant is reviewed by counselor education faculty 
who serve on the Counseling Programs Committee. 

• Each applicant must demonstrate success in forming 
effective interpersonal relationships in individual and small 
group contexts. 

• Each applicant must demonstrate aptitude for graduate-level 
study. 

• Each applicant must provide career goals and objectives and 
their relevance to their chosen program. 

• Each applicant must demonstrate openness to self-examina- 
tion and personal and professional self-developrtient. 

Students are conditionally admitted to one counseling program. 
Al! students must successfully complete the three core require- 
ments (CNGC 528, CNGC 529, CNGC 500) to be considered as 
a master's candidate. Degree-seeking students who desire to 
change programs must file a formal petition with the Counseling 
Programs Committee and meet all admission requirements of 
the desired program. A student whose petition is approved must 
adhere to the specific program requirements in place at the time 
of approval. 

The counselor education faculty actively seek to recruit applicants 
with diverse backgrounds. 



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Counseling Program Planning 

All accepted students must attend an orientation for new stu- 
dents and meet with their faculty adviser upon acceptance. 

Prospeaive candidates who have not been formally accepted 
into the program are urged to confine their seleaion of courses 
to the three core courses (CNGC 528, CNGC 529, CNGC 500). 

The Department of Counselor Education takes very seriously 
its responsibility and commitment to train professional and 
ethical counselors and to "proted the public good." Faculty are 
committed to supporting student success, and providing remedial 
interventions, when needed. However, the department also rec- 
ognizes that there will be a small number of students for whom it 
becomes clear that transitioning out of the program is necessary. 
The department has written a Learning Contraa that refleds 
ACA ethical standards, college guidelines, department expecta- 
tions and requirements, as well as the procedures that will be 
followed in response to academic, personal and /or professional 
student-related concerns that may arise. During the new student 
orientation experience, the department's Learning Contract will 
be reviewed and discussed with all students; students will sign 
and receive a hard copy of the contraa. Students must sign 
and receive a copy of the Learning Contraa to continue to take 
courses as degree-seeking students. The contraa will also be 
posted on each of the department's program-specific Blackboard 
virtual sites. A signed copy will be put in each student's file at the 
School of Graduate Studies. 

Grade Requirement 

Students must receive a grade of "B-" or higher in each graduate 
course or fieldwork experience; students who receive a grade 
lower than a "B-" must repeat the course. In addition, students 
who receive a grade of "F" in any course will be dismissed from 
the program. Lastly, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or they 
will be placed on academic probation as outlined in the graduate 
student handbook. 

Fieldwork Experiences 

Field experiences (e.g., praaicum or internship) are required of 
all matriculated students. Depending on the counseling program, 
students complete between 700 and 1000 hours of supervised 
fieldwork experience. Each student, in conjunaion with an aca- 
demic adviser, seleas an appropriate site and is supervised by 
an on-site professional while meeting with a Bridgewater State 
College faculty member for a fieldwork seminar. Most important, 
students must submit a fieldwork application to the fieldwork 
direaor to participate in any fieldwork experience. Fieldwork 
applications must be completed by April 1 for the fall and sum- 
mer semesters and by Nov. 1 for the spring semester. 

Culminating Experience 

As part of the graduation requirement in the department, 
students are expeaed to complete a culminating experience 
which is overseen by members of the Department of Counselor 
Education faculty. The culminating experience focuses on stu- 
dents' ability to integrate counseling and development theory 
into direa praaice. Through the culminating experience, students 
will demonstrate the counseling competencies that align with 



current CACREP standards (Council for the Accreditation of 
Counseling and Related Educational Programs), as well as stan- 
dards that align within respeaive programs of study. Students 
will have the choice of a master's thesis, taking the CPCE Exam 
(Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination) or a profes- 
sional portfolio. Students completing a master's thesis must fol- 
low the guidelines established by the School of Graduate Studies. 
Students who are considering pursuing future doaoral studies 
are especially encouraged to selea the master's thesis option. 

Students who do not successfully pass their culminating 
experience have one additional time to retake the exam or 
provide a revision of the portfolio or thesis projea pending suc- 
cessful completion of a remediation plan with a faculty adviser. 



SCHOOL COUNSELING (51 credit hours) 

Admission Requirements 

• Dependent upon the candidate's counseling experi- 
ence noted on their application, CNGC 501 Orientation 
to Counseling may be required based on a review by the 
Counselor Education Admissions Committee and the 
Department of Counselor Education 

• A 2.8 undergraduate GPA 

• A composite score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which 
should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the 
applicant's aptitude for the counseling profession and coun- 
seling-related experience 

• Successful experience in a counseling capacity specifically 
related to working with children in an educational setting 

• A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion 
of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

• All applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application, including a 500-word personal 
statement that presents a synthesized, integrated and self- 
reflective description of the applicant's career goals as they 
relate to school counseling 

School Counselor Licensure 

Course requirements leading to initial licensure by the 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education as a school counselor at the pre-kindergarten through 
8'^ grade level (PreK-8) or the 5^^^ through 1 2'^ grade level (5- 1 2) 
are outlined below. Licensure by the college will result in inter- 
state reciprocity with signatory states as specified under the 
Interstate Certification Compaa.To discuss the various licensure 
program options, please consult with your adviser. 

School Counseling Program 

Initial Licensure (PreK-8) (51 Credit Hours) 

Requirements should be taken in the following sequence. 



SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED STUDIES 



Counselor Education 



General Counseling Core Courses Credits 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNGC 538 Group I : Theory and Process of Group Interaction ... 3 
CNGC 520 Group Experience 

(graded on a (P)Pass/(N)No Pass basis) 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

School Counseling Courses 

CNSC 516 Foundations in School Counseling 3 

CNSC 515 Ethical and Legal Issues for the School Counselor 3 

CNSC 523 The School Counselor: Psychological 

Development and Clinical Issues 3 

CNSC 524 Applied School Counseling 3 

CNSC 526 Consultation and Collaboration for 

School Counselors 3 

School Counseling Fieldwork 

CNSC 570 Advanced Applied Counseling - School 

Counselor: (PreK-8) (150 hours) 3 

CNSC 571 Practicum: School Counselor {PreK-8) 
(600 hours)** 12 

Six credits in electives at the 500 level or above 6 

Culminating Experience 

* To be taken within the first 1 5 credits 



** Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students will need to complete 600 hours of 
fieldwork in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of 
four semesters. Students may work 1 0-30 hours per 1 5 week 
semester and will register for three credits for each 1 50 hours 
of fieldwork they will complete that semester. For example, 10 
hours per week/1 50 total hours = three credits; 20 hours per 
week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per week/450 
total hours = nine credits. Students must attend a clinical 
seminar each semester they are involved in field experience. 

Students should consult with their academic adviser when choos- 
ing an appropriate eleaive. 

Total minimum credits: 51 
School Counseling Program Initial Licensure 



(5-12) (51 credit hours) 

Requirements should be taken in the following sequence. 

General Counseling Core Courses Credits 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation : 3 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction ... 3 
CNGC 520 Group Experience 

(graded on a (P)Pass/(N)No Pass basis) 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

School Counseling Core Courses 

CNSC 516 Foundations in School Counseling 3 

CNSC 515 Ethical and Legal Issues for the School Counselor 3 

CNSC 523 The School Counselor: Psychological 

Development and Clinical Issues 3 



CNSC 524 Applied School Counseling 3 

CNSC 526 Consultation and Collaboration for 

School Counselors 3 

School Counseling Fieldwork 

CNSC 580 Advanced Applied Counseling - 

School Counselor: (5-12) (1 50 hours) 3 

CNSC 581 Practicum: School Counselor (5-12) 

(600 hours)** 12 

Six credits in electives at the 500 level or above 6 

Culminating Experience 

* To be taken within the first 1 5 credits 



** Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students would need to complete 600 hours of 
fieldwork in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of 
four semesters. Students may work 1 0-30 hours per 1 5-week 
semester and will register for three credits for each 1 50 hours 
of fieldwork they will complete that semester. For example, 10 
hours per week/1 50 total hours = three credits; 20 hours per 
week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per week/450 
total hours = nine credits. Students must attend a clinical 
seminar each semester they are involved in field experience. 

Students should consult with their academic adviser when choos- 
ing an appropriate elective. 

Total minimum credits: 51 



MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 

(60 credit hours) 

Admission Requirements 

• Dependent upon the candidate's counseling experi- 
ence noted on their application, CNGC 501 Orientation 
to Counseling may be required based on a review by the 
Counselor Education Admissions Committee and the 
Department of Counselor Education 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 

• Composite score of 1 000 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which 
should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the 
candidate's aptitude for the counseling profession and coun- 
seling related experience 

• Applicants must have successful volunteer or paid experience 
in a counseling capacity specifically related to mental health 
counseling 

• All applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application, including a 500-word personal 
statement that presents a synthesized, integrated and self- 
reflective description of the applicant's career goals as they 
relate to mental health counseling 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



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This 60-credit program is for those seeking licensure as a mental 
health counselor in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration. 
Program requirements have been designed to meet current state 
licensing requirements (CMR 262). 



MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM 



(60 credit hours) Credits 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNMH 534 The Professional Counselor: Standards, 

Ethics and Legal Issues 3 

CNGC 535 Applied Counseling: Adolescent-Adult 3 

CNGC 536 Applied Counseling: Pre-Adolescent 3 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction ... 3 

CNMH 568 Psychopathology 3 

CNGC 532 Psychological Assessment 3 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

CNMH 564 Theories of Psychological Development 3 

CNGC 520 Group Experience 

(graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis) 

CNMH 570 Advanced Applied Counseling: 

Mental Health Counselor (150 hours) 3 

CNMH 571 Practicum: Mental Health Counselor 

(Total of 900 hours)** 18 

Six credits of electives at the 500 level or above 6 

Culminating Experience 

* To be taken within first 1 5 credits 



** Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students seeking licensure as a Licensed Mental 
Health Counselor (LMHC) must complete a minimum of 900 
hours of fieldwork at a mental health site. Students may work 
1 0-40 hours per 1 5-week semester and will register for three 
credits for each 1 50 hours of fieldwork they will complete that 
semester. For example, 10 hours per week/150 total hours = 
three credits; 20 hours per week/300 total hours = six credits; 
30 hours per week/450 total hours = nine credits; 40 hours 
per week/600 total hours = 1 2 credits. Students must attend 
a clinical seminar each semester they are involved in field 
experience and must attend a minimum of three seminars 
over their 900 total hours/ 1 8 credits fieldwork experience. 

Total minimum credits: 60 



MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING - DUAL 
LICENSE (63 credit hours) 

Admission Requirements 

• Dependent upon the candidate's counseling experi- 
ence noted on their application, CNGC 501 Orientation 
to Counseling may be required based on a review by the 
Counselor Education Admissions Committee and the 
Department of Counselor Education 

• A 2.8 undergraduate GPA 

• A composite score of 1 000 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 



• A passing score on the communication and literacy portion of 
the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which 
should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the 
candidate's aptitude for the counseling profession and coun- 
seling-related experience 

• Applicants must have successful volunteer or paid experience 
in a counseling capacity specifically related to mental health 
counseling 

• All applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application, including a 500-word personal 
statement that presents a synthesized, integrated, and self- 
reflective description of the applicant's career goals as they 
relate to mental health counseling 

This 63-credit program is for those seeking dual licensure 
as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state 
of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration and a School 
Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor License with 
the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
Program requirements have been designed to meet current 
state licensing requirements (CMR 262) and initial licensure by 
the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education as a school adjustment counselor. 

Mental Health Counseling - Dual License Counseling 



Program (63 credit hours) Credits 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNMH 534 The Professional Counselor: Standards, 

Ethics and Legal Issues 3 

CNGC 535 Applied Counseling: Adolescent-Adult 3 

CNGC 536 Applied Counseling: Pre-Adolescent 3 

CNGC 538 Group I : Theory and Process of Group Interaction ... 3 

CNMH 568 Psychopathology 3 

CNGC 563 Psychopharmacology for 

Nonmedical Professionals 3 

CNGC 520 Group Experience 

(graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis) 

CNGC 532 Psychological Assessment 3 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

CNMH 564 Theories of Psychological Development 3 

CNGC 582 Principles and Methods of 

Community Counseling and Consultation 3 

CNMH 580 Advanced Applied Counseling: 

Mental Health Counselor - Dual License (150 hours) 3 

CNMH 571 Internship: Mental Health Counselor 

(Total of 450 hours)** 9 

CNMH 582 Internship: Mental Health Counselor - 

Dual License (Total of 450 hours)** 9 

Three credits of elective at the 500 level or above 3 

Culminating Experience 

*To be taken within the first 1 5 credits 



* *Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students pursuing an LMHC and a license as a 
School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor must 



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complete a minimum of 450 hours of fieldwork at a mental 
health site and 450 hours at a school-based mental health 
site. Students may work 10-40 hours per 1 5-week semester 
and will register for three credits for each 1 50 hours of field 
work they will complete that semester: 1 hours per week/ 1 50 
total hours = three credits; 20 hours per week/300 total hours 
= six credits; 30 hours per week/450 total hours = nine cred- 
its; 40 hours per week/600 total hours = 1 2 credits. Students 
must attend a clinical seminar each semester they are involved 
in field experience and must attend a minimum of three total 
seminars. 

Total minimum credits: 63 

STUDENT AFFAIRS COUNSELING 

(54 credit hours) 

Admission Requirements 

• Dependent upon the candidate's counseling experi- 
ence noted on their application, CNGC 501 Orientation 
to Counseling may be required based on a review by the 
Counselor Education Admissions Committee and the 
Department of Counselor Education 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 

• Composite score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which 
should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the 
applicant's aptitude for the higher education/student affairs 
profession and related experience 

• Successful experience in a counseling capacity or related 
experience in student affairs 

• All applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• Completed application, including a 500-word personal state- 
ment that presents a synthesized, integrated and self-reflec- 
tive description of the applicant's career goals as they relate 
to student affairs counseling 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

This 54-credit program is designed for those students interested 
in careers in student affairs settings. 

Student Affairs Counseling Program 

(54 credit hours) Credits 

Requirements should be taken in the following sequence. 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction ... 3 
CNGC 520 Group Experience 

(graded on a (P) Pass/(N) No Pass basis) 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

CNSA 551 Student Development Theory in Higher Education.... 3 
CNSA 523 Foundations in Higher Education Counseling 

for Student Affairs Practice 3 



CNSA 520 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues 

in Student Affairs 3 

CNSA 525 Student Affairs Administration 3 

CNSA 530 Applied Counseling for 

Student Affairs Professionals 3 

CNSA 560 Special Topics in Student Affairs (1-3 credits) 

or any counseling elective 3 

CNSA 570 Advanced Applied Counseling: Student Affairs 

Counseling (150 hours; 3 credits) 3 

CNSA 571 Internship: Student Affairs Counselor 

(Total of 600 hours)** 12 

Six elective credits at the 500 level or above 6 

Culminating Experience 

*To be taken within first 1 5 credits 

**Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students must complete a minimum of 600 
fieldwork hours at a site approved by the Counseling 
Programs Committee. An internship includes from 1 50-600 
clock hours with a total of 600 hours at the site. Students may 
work 10-40 hours per 1 5-week semester and will register for 
three credits for each 1 50 hours of fieldwork they will com- 
plete that semester. For example, 1 hours per week/1 50 total 
hours = three credits; 20 hours per week/300 total hours = 
six credits; 30 hours per week/450 total hours nine credits; 40 
hours per week/600 total hours = 1 2 credits. 

Students should consult with their academic advisers when 
choosing an appropriate elective. 

Students in the student affairs counseling program will not be 
eligible for licensure. 

Total minimum credits: 54 

POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE IN SCHOOL 
COUNSELING 

The Postmaster's Licensure program is designed for individu- 
als who seek initial licensure as a school counselor, and who 
possess an applied master's degree in counseling or a related 
field (e.g., social work, clinical psychology), which has included 
a formal, supervised internship experience. Each student plans 
their program of study with a faculty adviser in accordance with 
the current BSC requirements for licensure as a school counselor, 
which are aligned with licensure requirements established by 
the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education. The program will complement previous master's level 
course work, and will include all appropriate field experiences 
and a capstone experience. 

Admission Requirements for Postmaster's Licensure in 
School Counseling 

• An applied master's degree in counseling or related field (i.e. 
social work, clinical psychology) which includes a formal, 
supervised field experience 

• A 3.25 cumulative GPA in the master's program 



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• Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which 
should be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the 
applicant's aptitude for the counseling profession 

• Successful experience in a counseling capacity 

• Applicants seeking licensure must complete at least 50 
percent of the required school counseling course work at BSC 
as required by the School of Education and Allied Studies and 
School of Graduate Studies 

• Final applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application, including a 500-word personal 
statement that presents a synthesized, integrated and 
self-reflective description of the applicant's career goals as 
they relate to school counseling 

• A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion 
of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Postmaster's Licensure in School Counseling (PreK-8) 
Program 

Note: 

• Students must complete CNSC 524 Applied School 
Counseling before entering the field experience (a minimum 
grade of "B" is required). 

• Students must complete CNSC 615 Legal and Ethical Issues 
for the School Counselor, which can be taken concurrently 
with either the pre-practicum or practicum experience. 

• Students must complete all required field experience require- 
ments and may not waive the field experience requirement 
based on previous experience. 

Requirements should be taken in the following sequence. 



General Counseling Core Courses Credits 

CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNGC 538 Group I; Theory and Process of Group Interaction... 3 
CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

School Counseling Core Courses 

CNSC 516 Foundations of School Counseling 3 

CNSC 51 5 Ethical and Legal Issues for the School Counselor 3 

CNSC 523 The School Counselor: Psychological 

Development and Clinical Issues 3 

CNSC 524 Applied School Counseling 3 

CNSC 526 Consultation and Collaboration for 

School Counselors 3 

School Counseling Fieldwork 

CNSC 570 Advanced Applied Counseling - 

School Counselor: (PreK-8) (150 hours) 3 

CNSC 571 Practicum: School Counselor (PreK-8) 

(600 hours)* 12 

Six credits in electives at the 500 level or above 6 



* Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students need to complete 600 hours of field- 



work in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four 
semesters. Students may work 1 0-30 hours per 1 5-week 
semester and will register for three credits for each 1 50 hours 
of fieldwork they will complete that semester. For example, 10 
hours per week/1 50 total hours = three credits; 20 hours per 
week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per week/450 
total hours = nine credits. Students must attend a clinical semi- 
nar each semester they are involved in field experience. 

Total minimum credits: 51 

Postmaster's Licensure in School Counseling 
(5-12) Program 

Requirements should be taken in the following sequence. 



General Counseling: Core Courses Credits 

CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction... 3 
CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

School Counseling: Core Courses 

CNSC 516 Foundations of School Counseling 3 

CNSC 51 5 Ethical and Legal Issues for the School Counselor 3 

CNSC 523 The School Counselor: Psychological 

Development and Clinical Issues 3 

CNSC 524 Applied School Counseling 3 

CNSC 526 Consultation and Collaboration for 

School Counselors 3 

School Counseling Fieldwork 

CNSC 580 Advanced Applied Counseling - 

School Counselor: (5-12) (150 hours) 3 

CNSC 581 Practicum: School Counselor (5-12) 

(600 hours)* 12 

* Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 



experience. Students would need to complete 600 hours of 
fieldwork in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of 
four semesters. Students may work 10-30 hours per 1 5-week 
semester and will register for three credits for each 1 50 hours 
of fieldwork they will complete that semester. For example, 1 
hours per week/ 1 50 total hours = three credits; 20 hours per 
week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per week/450 
total hours = nine credits. Students must attend a clinical semi- 
nar each semester they are involved in field experience. 

Total minimum credit hours: 45 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) - MENTAL HEALTH 
COUNSELING (30 credits) 

The CAGS in Mental Health Counseling is designed for students 
who are praaicing counselors and do not possess a 60-credit 
master's degree in counseling or related field and need a CAGS 
to apply for licensure in Massachusetts as a Mental Health 
Counselor (CMR 262). 



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Admission Requirements 

• A master's degree in counseling, which included an applied 
counseling internship with clinical supervision 

• A 3.25 cumulative GPA in the master's program 

• Three letters of recommendation at least one of which should 
be from a supervisor who has knowledge of the applicant's 
counseling activities 

• Successful experience in a counseling capacity demonstrated 
by at least one year of full-time employment as a counselor 

• Final applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application including a 500-word personal 
statement that presents a synthesized, integrated and self- 
reflective description of the applicant's career goals as they 
relate to mental health counseling 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Students accepted in the CAGS in Mental Health Counseling 
program will meet with a faculty adviser and design a pro- 
gram based on the current requirements for licensure in 
Massachusetts. The program will complement previous master's 
level course work but must include an internship and a compre- 
hensive examination. The program requires a minimum of 30 
graduate credits. 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 



STUDY (CAGS) IN MENTAL HEALTH 
COUNSELING PROGRAM (30 credits) Credits 

*CNGC 528 Counseling and Development 3 

*CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 3 

*CNGC 500 Research and Evaluation 3 

CNMH 534 The Professional Counselor: Standards, 

Ethics and Legal Issues 3 

CNGC 535 Applied Counseling: Adolescent-Adult 3 

CNGC 536 Applied Counseling: Pre-Adolescent 3 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of 

Group Interaction 3 

CNMH 568 Psychopathology 3 

CNGC 532 Psychological Assessment 3 

CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 3 

CNMH 564 Theories of Psychological Development 3 

CNMH 570 Advanced Applied Counseling: Mental 

Health Counselor (150 hours) 3 

CNMH 671 CAGS Internship: Mental Health Counselor 

(600 hours)** 12 

Elective: Three credits at the 500 level or above 3 

Culminating Experience 

*To be taken within first 1 5 credits 



** Students will meet with their adviser to plan their fieldwork 
experience. Students may work 1 0-30 hours per 1 5-week 
semester and will register for three credits for each 1 50 
hours of field work they will complete that semester. For 



example, 1 hours per week/1 50 total hours = three credits; 
20 hours per week/300 total hours = six credits; 30 hours per 
week/450 total hours = nine credits. Students must attend a 
clinical seminar each semester they are involved in field expe- 
rience and must attend a minimum of two total seminars. 

Total minimum credits: 30 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) - SCHOOL COUNSELING 

(30 credits) 

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Counseling 
program is for licensed school counselors seeking to enhance 
their expertise through professional development. 

Admission Requirements 

• A master's degree in counseling 

• An initial or professional license as a school counselor 

• Three letters of recommendation at least one from a supervi- 
sor who has knowledge of the applicant's professional expe- 
rience as a school counselor 

• All applicants will be required to interview with a faculty 
member 

• A completed application, including a 500-word personal 
statement that explains how this CAGS program will contrib- 
ute to the candidate's professional development as a school 
counselor 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Note: Interested professionals must submit a completed counsel- 
ing program application by Oct. 1 for spring semester admission 
or Feb 1 for summer/fall semester admission. 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education licensed educators, administrators and professional 
support personnel are required to renew their professional 
(formerly "standard") stage licenses every five years. Individuals 
must engage in sustained professional development that 
strengthens their professional knowledge and skills as part of the 
recertification process. Licensed school counselors need between 
1 20 and 1 50 professional development points (PDPs) to renew 
their primary licenses. Under the revised recertification regula- 
tions, one graduate credit is the equivalent of 22.5 PDPs. 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) IN SCHOOL COUNSELING 
PROGRAM (30 credits) Credits 

CNSC 605 Orientation to Capstone Experience 1 

CNGC 610 Counselor Supervision: Principles and Practice 3 

CNSC 61 5 Legal and Ethical Issues for the School Counselor 3 

CNGC 620 Multicultural Counseling II 3 

CNGC 625 Enhancing Counseling and Prevention 

through Technology 3 

CNGC 542 Group II: The Facilitation of Group Experience 3 



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CNGC 630 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3 

CNSC 607 Capstone Experience 2 

Counseling electives to equal nine credits 9 

(Electives will be determined during the orientation course) 

Electives 

CNGC 529 Multicultural Counseling 

CNGC 536 Applied Counseling: Pre-Adolescent 

CNGC 538 Group I: Theory and Process of Group Interaction 

(satisfies prerequisite to CNGC 542 Group II: 

The Facilitation of the Group Experience) 
CNGC 539 Introduction to Career Counseling 
CNGC 544 Introduction to Reality Therapy 
CNGC 561 Grief Counseling 

CNGC 563 Psychopharmacology for Nonmedical Professionals 
CNGC 567 Marital and Family Therapy 
CNGC 582 Principles and Methods of Community Counseling 
and Consultation (satisfies prerequisite to CNGC 625 
Enhancing Counseling and Prevention through Technology) 
CNGC 660 Special Topics in Counseling 
CNMH 564 Theories of Psychological Development 
CNSA 551 Student Development Theory in Higher Education 
CNSC 523 The School Counselor: Psychological Development 
and Clinical Issues 

Total minimum credits: 30 



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Early Childhood Education 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Nancy Witherell 

Graduate Program Coordinators: 

Associate Professor Elaine Bukowiecki (Reading), 
Professor John Marvelle (Elementary and Early 
Childhood Education) 

Professors: Ruth Farrar, Steven Greenberg, Gregory Nelson, 
Mary Shorey, Gerald Thornell 

Associate Professor: Robert Sylvester 

Assistant Professors: Patricia Emmons, Nicole Glen 

Instructor: Jennifer Manak 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1243 

Location: Hart Hall, Room 130 

Web site: www.bridgew.edu/elemed 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY PROGRAM (CAGS) 

• Reading 



POSTBACCALAUREATE LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

• Early Childhood Teacher of Students With or Without 
Disabilities (PreK-2) (Initial Licensure) 

• Elementary Education (initial Licensure) 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 



ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (1-6) 

Students who wish to be elementary teachers are required to 
select a major in elementary education as well as a major in the 
liberal arts or sciences. A major in liberal arts or sciences is a 
requirement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Students must apply for admission and be accepted into pro- 
fessional education after completion of ELED 220 Introduction 
to Elementary Education and before the professional semester. 
ELED 220 is the only required education course in which students 
can enroll prior to official acceptance into a professional 
education program. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires three 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) for 
Elementary licensure: Communication and Literacy, General 
Curriculum (Elementary) and the Foundations of Reading. All 
three of these exams must be passed as a prerequisite to profes- 
sional semester courses. 

All matriculated undergraduate elementary education degree- 
seeking students must take the professional semester as a block 
of courses and must register with the department. These courses 
are usually taken the semester prior to student teaching. 

All undergraduate students seeking licensure must consult the 
section of this catalog entitled "School of Education and Allied 
Studies" for information pertaining to admission to a profession- 
al education program and the State Regulations for the Licensure 
of Educational Personnel and important institutional deadlines. 

Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. 
A 40-hour experience is attached to the course ELED 220. An 
additional 40 hours is attached to the professional courses. 
Undergraduates who are not taking these courses together in a 
professional block must meet with their professor to plan appro- 
priate prepractica experiences. 

After completing all education methods courses, students 
must complete a full-time, semester-long student teaching expe- 
rience in a local school under the joint supervision of a college 
supervisor and a supervising practitioner. 

Students successfully completing the program are eligible 
to apply for initial Massachusetts licensure in elementary 
education (1-6). 

This program has been approved by the Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and 
includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the 
Interstate Certification Compact. 

The following courses are required to complete the elementary 
education major. 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BSE in Elementary Education 

• BSE in Early Childhood Education 
Concentration: Early Education and Care (PreK-K) 
(Non-Public School Licensure) 

• BSE in Elementary Education/MEd Special Education 
(Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8) Dual 
Licensure 

• MEd in Elementary Education (Initial Licensure) 

• MEd in Elementary Education (Professional Licensure) 

• MEd in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure) 

• MEd in Early Childhood Education (Professional Licensure) 

• MEd in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) 

• MEd in Reading 



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Credits 

ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors 3 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 3 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 3 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

MATH 1 1 2 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 3 

MATH 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3 

MATH 1 14 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III 3 

POL1 172 Introduction to American Government 3 

ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and 

Elementary Education Classroom 3 

or 

.PSYC 224 Child Psychology 

Note: Some of the required courses listed above also fulfill 
certain Core Curriculum Requirements. 

*ELED 220 Introduction to Elementary Education 3 

ELED 300 Elementary Art Methods 5 

ELED 310 Teaching Science and Social Studies 

in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 330 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 340 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary 

School (Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

ELED 350 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 360 Teaching in a Standards-Based, 

Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3 

ELED 492 Supervised Teaching in Public Schools: 

Elementary 12 

Total minimum credits: 57.5 
* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

BSE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/MEd 
SPECIAL EDUCATION (TEACHER OF 
STUDENTS WITH MODERATE DISABILITIES 
PreK-8) dual licensure PROGRAM 

The dual license program is a joint program between the 
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 
and the Department of Special Education and Communication 
Disorders. 

The dual license program leads to both a BSE in elementary 
education with initial license in elementary education and an 
MEd in special education with endorsement for initial license as a 
teacher of students with moderate disabilities (PreK-8). 



The purpose of the program is to develop special education 
teachers who have an in-depth understanding of special educa- 
tion and the elementary school classroom. 

Undergraduate Program Requirements 

Students must complete a liberal arts or science major. 

The following courses are required to complete the elementary 
education major. 

Cognate Requirements Credits 

ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 

HIST 221 United States History and Constitutions to 1865 

MATH 112 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 

MATH 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 

MATH 1 14 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III 

POLI 172 Introduction to American Government 

ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and 

Elementary Education Classroom 3 

or 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 

Note: Some of the required courses listed above also fulfill cer- 
tain core curriculum requirements. 

Additional undergraduate program requirements 

*SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

ELED 310 Teaching Science and Social Studies in 

the Elementary School 3 

ELED 330 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 340 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary 

School (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

ELED 350 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 360 Teaching in a Standards-Based, Inclusive 

Elementary Classroom 3 

or 

SPED 2 1 7 Meeting the Needs of All Learners 

ELED 492 Supervised Teaching in Public Schools: 

Elementary 6 

SPED 404 Student Teaching Practicum: 

Inclusion Program (PreK-8) 6 

*To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



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- Graduate Program Requirements 

Students must complete the following courses. 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for 

Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8 3 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education 3 



SPED 594 Practicum: Modderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 6 or 12 

Total minimum graduate credits: 33 



Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. 
A 40-hour experience is attached to the course ECED 230, 1 5 
hours at a preschool or kindergarten level and 25 hours at the 
primary level (grades 1 or 2). An additional 40 hours is attached 
to the professional courses. Undergraduates who are not taking 
these courses together in a professional block must meet with 
their professor to plan appropriate prepractica experiences. 

After completing all education professional courses, students 
must complete a full-time, semester-long student teaching expe- 
rience in a local school under the joint supervision of a college 
supervisor and a supervising praaitioner. 

Students successfully completing this program will be eligible 
to meet Commonwealth of Massachusetts teacher initial licen- 
sure requirements for the Early Childhood Teacher of Students 
With or Without Disabilities (PreK-2) license. 

The following courses are required to complete the early child- 
hood education major. 

Credits 



*ECED 230 The Basics of Early Childhood Education 3 

ECED 280 Creative Techniques in Early Childhood Education.. .3 
ECED 311 Science and Social Studies Inquiry for 

the Young Child 3 

ECED 332 Reading Development for the Young Child 3 

ECED 342 Language Arts for the Young Child 

(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirememt-CWRM) 3 

ECED 352 Developmental Mathematics for the Young Child .... 3 
ECED 361 Creating an Effective Early Childhood Environment .. 3 
ECED 496 Supervised Teaching in Public Schools: 

Early Childhood 6 

ECED 497 Supervised Teaching in an Integrated 

Early Childhood Setting 6 

Additional Requirements 

ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and Elementary 

Education Classroom 3 

or 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

SPED 21 1 The Early Childhood Learner with Special Needs 3 

Total minimum credits: 42 



* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 



EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE (PreK-K) 
CONCENTRATION (DEPARTMENT OF EARLY 
EDUCATION AND CARE CERTIFICATION) 

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 
offers a concentration in Early Education and Care (PreK-K), 
wnich enables students to prepare for career opportunities with 
young children from infancy to age 6. Students are provided with 
professional preparation in understanding the developmental 
stages of very young children, effective curriculum planning, 
teaching methodology and program evaluation. 



EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER OF STUDENTS 
WITH OR WITHOUT DISABILITIES 
(PreK-2) (DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
PUBLIC SCHOOL LICENSURE) 

Students who wish to be early childhood teachers are required to 
selea a major in early childhood education as well as a major in 
the liberal arts or sciences. A major in liberal arts or sciences is a 
requirement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 
offers a major in early childhood education for public school 
licensure, which enables the student to prepare for career 
opportunities with young children from infancy through age 8. 
Students are provided with professional preparation in under- 
standing stages of child growth and development, curriculum 
planning, teaching procedures and program evaluation. 

Students seeking public school licensure must apply for 
admission and be accepted into professional education after 
completion of ECED 230 and before the professional semester. 
ECED 230 must be taken prior to official acceptance into a pro- 
fessional education program. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires three 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) for Early 
Childhood PreK-K (public school) licensure: Communication and 
Literacy, Early Childhood and the Foundations of Reading. All 
three of these exams must be passed as a prerequisite to profes- 
sional semester courses. 

All matriculated day students seeking this Early Childhood 
Education degree must take the professional semester as a block 
of courses and must register with the department. These courses 
are usually taken the semester prior to student teaching. Part- 
time students should contact the department concerning special 
scheduling arrangements. 

Students seeking professional licensure should consult the 
section of this catalog entitled "School of Education and Allied 
Studies" for professional education admission and retention 
information and important institutional deadlines. 



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The concentration in Early Education and Care (PreK-K) GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

requires a 2.5 GPA in the major and does not lead to public 

school licensure. This concentration will meet all current and The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 

projeaed requirements of the Department of Early Education and offers several programs designed to meet the needs of graduate 

Care. This concentration does not require a second major or pass- students: postbaccalaureate programs and master's degrees that 

ing the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL), as is allow students to apply for initial licensure in elementary educa- 

the case with public school licensure. tion ( 1 -6) or early childhood education (PreK-2); and master's 

The following courses are required to complete the Early degree programs that allow students to apply for professional 

Childhood major with a concentration in Early Education and licensure. The department also offers a Master of Education 

Care (PreK-K). degree in reading for educators seeking an additional license as 

a teacher specialist (all levels) of reading. In addition, a CAGS in 

Required Education Courses Credits reading is available. 

ECED 230 The Basics of Early Childhood Education 3 

ECED 280 Creative Techniques in Early Childhood 3 POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IN 

ECPK 320 Language Development and Early Literacy ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (1-6) 

crD^'^^;^D'-'rQ yc:''T''ro''^\ •■■■c""i ^ (initial licensure) 

ECPK 321 Project-Based, Standards-Rich Learning in Early , ' 

Childhood (PreK-K) 3 "'^'^ program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's 

ECPK 322 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhoo'd ^^9^^^ ^^^^ '"'^'3' ''^^^^^^^ elementary education (1-6). 

(p^gl^.j^) 3 This is a day program only. 

ECPK 323 Managing Positive Environments for Children Admission Requirements 

(PreK-K) 3 
rr nu Anr^ 11 n '/^L 1' )n "" u "li'V Vva/" * A liberal arts or science undergraduate major or its equiva- 

ECPK 490 Mentored Program Observation (PreK-K) (Writing lent is reauired 

Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum Requirement- ^ , , , , 

3 • A minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA IS required for admission 

ECPK 491 Mentored Performance Fieldwork I (PreK-K) 3 ^° program 

ECPK 492 Mentored Performance Fieldwork II (PreK-K) • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 

(six credits) 6 work 

Choose one of the following 3 This program has been approved by the Massachusetts 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and 

PSYC 230 Cross-Cultural Psychology includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the 

SCWK 334 Intervention with Family Systems Interstate Certification Compact. 
SOCI 203 The Family Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 

Additional Requirements seaion of this catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 

ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and Elementary Q^^m application procedures and admission standards. 

Education Classroom 3 Students seeking initial licensure should consult the section 

or of this catalog titled "School of Education and Allied Studies" for 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology professional education admission and retention information and 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 institutional deadlines. 

SPED 21 1 The Early Childhood Learner with Special Needs 3 All three MTEL® must be passed as a prerequisite to profes- 

Total minimum credits: 42 sional semester courses. 

Core Curriculum Requirements Students must complete 80 hours of prepraaica experience. 
A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. ^ 40-hour experience is attached to the introduaory course. An 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements additional 40 hours is anached to the professional courses: read- 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" '"9' language arts, mathematics, and science and social studies, 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site. All accepted students must enroll under the direction of 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation their adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" described under "Graduate Advisers and Program Planning" in 
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Early Childhood Education 



Students must complete the following courses. 

Credits 



GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

*ELED 220 Introduction to Elementary Education 3 

ELED 300 Elementary Art Methods.... 5 

ELED 310 Teaching Science and Social Studies in 

the Elementary School 3 

ELED 330 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 340 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School.... 3 

ELED 350 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 360 Teaching in a Standards-Based, Inclusive 

Elementary Classroom 3 

ELED 492 Supervised Teaching in Public Schools: 

Elementary 12 

Students successfully completing the program are eligible to 



apply for initial Massachusetts licensure in elementary education 
(1-6). 

Total minimum credits: 31.5 
* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's 
degree and seek initial licensure in elementary education (1-6). 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram application policies and procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based upon four years 
of work 

• A qualifying score on the Communications, Literacy Skills 
and the Elementary Education portions of the Massachusetts 
Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the section of 
this catalog titled "School of Education and Allied Studies" for 
professional education admission and retention information 
and institutional deadlines. Admission to professional education 
includes successful completion of ELED 510 Fundamentals of 
Elementary Education and its 40-hour prepraaicum. 

Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. A 
40-hour experience is attached to the course ELED 5 1 0. An addi- 
tional 40 hours is attached to the professional courses: reading, 
language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. 

All accepted students must enroll under the directions of 
their adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Program Planning" in 
the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 



Students must complete the following courses. 

Credits 



GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

ELED 510 Fundamentals of Elementary Education 3 

ELED 511 Theory and Practice in Teaching Reading 3 

ELED 512 Theory and Practice in Teaching Language Arts 3 

ELED 513 Mathematical Applications for the Classroom 3 

ELED 514 Exemplary Practice in Science and 

Social Studies Classrooms 3 

ELED 515 Differentiating Instruction: 

Creating Inclusive Classrooms 3 

ELED 592 Practicum: Elementary Education 

or 

ELED 591 Employment-Based Practicum: Elementary 

Education 12 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 



Exit Requirement: A student teaching documentation package 
(competency portfolio) 

Total minimum credits: 34 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE) 

This degree program is designed for persons who hold initial 
licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6) and are seeking 
professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
The program is designed to meet the "appropriate master's 
degree" requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional 
stage licensure as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure 
regulations. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram application policies and procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon 
course work completed in the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• An initial teaching license with one year full-time teaching 
experience 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

All accepted students must enroll under the direaion of their 
adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Program Planning" in 
the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 



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Program Requirements Credits 
GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader; From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Program Electives 15 

• Elect five graduate courses (400 level U/G or 500 level), 
approved by the program adviser, from arts and science disci- 
plines. Alternative courses must be approved by the program 
coordinator. 

• No more than two courses should be in any one arts and sci- 
ences discipline. 

• Suggested disciplines: art, English, history, mathematics, 
reading and sciences. 

• Course selections must be approved by an adviser. 

Total minimum credits: 31 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION (NON-LICENSURE) 

This degree program is also offered to elementary school teach- 
ers who already hold a standard level or professional license. In 
such cases, it is offered for professional development purposes 
and may be individualized. 

Total minimum credits: 31 



POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IN 
EARLY CHILDHOOD: TEACHER OF 
STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT 
DISABILITIES (PreK-2) (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's 
degree and seek initial licensure in early childhood education 
(PreK-2). This is a day program only. 

Admission Requirements 

• A liberal arts or science undergraduate major or its 
equivalent 

• A minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

This program has been approved by the Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and 
includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the 
Interstate Certification Compad. 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
sedion of this catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram application procedures and admission standards. 



Students seeking initial licensure should consult the seaion 
of this catalog titled "School of Education and Allied Studies" for 
professional education admission and retention information and 
important institutional deadlines. 

Students must complete 80 hours of prepractica experience. 
A 40-hour experience is attached to the introduaory course. An 
additional 40 hours is attached to the professional courses: read- 
ing, language arts, mathematics and science and social studies. 

All accepted students must enroll under the direaion of 
their adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Program Planning" in 
the "School of Graduate Studies" seaion of this catalog. 

All three MTEL® must be passed as a prerequisite to profes- 



sional semester courses. 

Students must complete the following courses. Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

*ECED 230 The Basics of Early Childhood Education .'. 3 

ECED 300 Early Childhood Art Methods 5 

ECED 3 1 1 Science and Social Studies Inquiry for the 

Young Child 3 

ECED 332 Reading Development for the Young Child 3 

ECED 342 Language Arts for the Young Child 3 

ECED 352 Developmental Mathematics for the Young Child ... . 3 
ECED 361 Creating an Effective Early Childhood Environment .. 3 
ECED 496 Supervised Teaching in the Public Schools: 

Early Childhood 6 

ECED 497 Supervised Teaching in an Integrated 

Early Childhood Setting 6 



Students successfully completing the program are eligible to 
apply for initial Massachusetts licensure in Early Childhood: 
Teacher of Students with or without Disabilities (PreK-2). 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 

Total minimum credits: 31.5 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (INITIAL 
LICENSURE) 

This program is inactive. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL 
LICENSURE) 

This degree program is designed for persons who hold initial 
licensure in early childhood education (grades PreK-2) and 
are seeking professional licensure in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. The program is designed to meet the "appropri- 
ate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the criteria for 
professional stage licensure as set forth in the most recent MA 
DESE licensure regulations. 



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Elementary and 

Early Childhood Education 



Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed in the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• An initial teaching license with one year full-time teaching 
experience 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" sec- 
tion of the catalog for information regarding graduate program 
application policies and procedures. 

All accepted students must enroll under the direction of 
their adviser in GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning, which is 
described under "Graduate Advisers and Program Planning" in 
the "School of Graduate Studies" seaion of this catalog. 

Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Education Master's Core Courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction 

and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Program Content Electives 15 

• Elect five graduate courses (400 level U/G or 500 level) from 
arts and sciences disciplines. Courses must be approved by 
the academic adviser. Alternative courses must be approved 
by the program coordinator. 

• No more than two courses should be in any one arts and sci- 
ences discipline. 

• Suggested disciplines: art, English, history, mathematics, 
reading and sciences. 

• Course selections must be approved by an adviser. 

Total minimum credits: 31 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 
(NON-LICENSURE) 

This degree program is also offered to elementary school teach- 
ers who already hold a standard level or professional license. In 
such cases, it is offered for professional development purposes 
and may be individualized. 

Total minimum credits: 31 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN READING 

The graduate reading program offers the degree of Master of 
Education with a specialty in reading and institutional endorse- 
ment for Massachusetts licensure as reading specialist (all levels). 
Program learning experiences and outcomes are designed to 
meet the recommendations of the Professional Standards and 
Ethics Committee and the advisory group to the National Council 
of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Joint Task Force 
of the International Reading Association (IRA), Reading/Literacy 
Specialist. Candidates must complete all of the following course 
requirements and program requirements. As part of their pro- 
gram, students must satisfactorily complete the following 
curriculum: 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based on four years of 
work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based on work completed 
in the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 (clear admit) or 600 (conditional 
admit) in the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE 
General Test 

• Possession of a Massachusetts State Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education active teacher licensure 
(Initial or Professional) 

• a) Possession of a Massachusetts State Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education active licensure as a 
Reading Specialist (Initial or Professional) 

or 

b) A qualifying score on the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure® (MTEL) Communication and Literacy 
Skills (01) 

• A rating of "one" on three letters of recommendation 
(at least one from teaching supervisor and one who 
has knowledge of applicant's aptitude for advanced 
scholarship) 

• Foundational knowledge in computer technology (Microsoft 
Word and Office) 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

• Successful completion of the Literacy Professional's Library 

• An oral presentation or exhibit pertaining to a topic in 
literacy 

• Successful completion of two 200-hour practica 

• A passing score on the written comprehensive examination 

a) To be accepted for practicum experiences (READ 558 
and READ 559), licensure as a reading specialist with 
the Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and 
Secondary Education 

or 

b) A qualifying score on the MTEL® Reading Specialist (08) 

• Successful completion of a Literacy Professional's Portfolio 

• Support for the work of professional literacy organizations 



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Credits 



READ 550 Improving Literacy Instruction 3 

READ 551 Case Studies in Literacy Acquisition 

and Development 3 

READ 552 Literacy Assessment Principles and Techniques 3 

READ 553 Issues in Literacy Education for Social Justice 3 

READ 554 Research in Literacy Teaching and Learning 3 

READ 555 Supervision and Administration of 

Literacy Programs 3 

READ 556 Literacy Curriculum Development 

and Implementation 3 

READ 558 Practicum Experience I for the Reading 

Specialist 3 

READ 559 Practicum Experience for the Reading 

Specialist 3 

READ 560 Literacy Research Seminar 3 



Total minimum credits: 30 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS)- READING 

The graduate reading program offers the Certificate of Advanced 
Graduate Study in Reading with an option for institutional 
endorsement for Massachusetts licensure as a Reading Specialist 
(all levels). The 30-credit program is offered to cohort groups who 
move through the entire program together. To enhance the expe- 
rience, courses are scheduled on Saturdays during the academic 
year and as two-week intensives in the summer. 

Students who complete the CAGS program and wish to pur- 
sue a doctoral degree receive an additional benefit. Bridgewater 
State College graduates who apply to and are accepted into the 
doctoral program in reading at UMass-Lowell may apply 1 2 of 
the credits earned toward the 48 credits required as part of the 
doctorate degree. 

Program learning experiences and outcomes are designed 
to meet the recommendations of the Professional Standards 
and Ethics Committee and the Advisory Group to the National 
Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Joint Task 
Force of the International Reading Association (IRA), reading/ 
literacy supervisor and consultant. 

Admission Requirements 

• Master's degree from an accredited college or university 

• A rating of "one" on three letters of recommendation 
(at least one from teaching supervisor and one who 
has knowledge of applicant's aptitude for advanced 
scholarship) 

• A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 

• Possession of an active Massachusetts State Department 
of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) profes- 
sional teacher license 



• a) Possession of MA DESE licensure as Reading Specialist 

or 

b) A qualifying score on the Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure* (MTEL) Communications and Literacy 
Skills (01) 

• Three years of experience teaching in the area of licensure 

• Foundational knowledge in computer technology (Microsoft 
Word and Office) 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Candidates must complete all of the following course require- 



ments and program requirements: 

Program Requirements Credits 

READ 650 Research in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction 3 

READ 651 Socio-Psycholinguistics and Critical Literacy 3 

READ 652 Cultural Foundations of Literacy 3 

READ 653 Diagnosis, Assessment and Evaluation of 

Student Performance and Program Effectiveness 3 

READ 654 Principles and Programs in Professional 

Development 3 

READ 655 Case Studies in N-12 Literacy Curriculum 

and Instruction 3 

READ 670 Seminar in Advanced Studies in Literacy 3 

READ 681 CAGS Literacy Practicum 6 

READ 682 CAGS Literacy Practicum II as needed 

INST 552 Multimedia for Educators 3 



With adviser's consent, another 500- or 600-level course in 
instructional technology may be substituted for INST 552 

• Successful completion of a research project in exemplary 
literacy practices 

• Successful completion of a multimedia exhibit in exemplary 
literacy practices 

• Support for the work of professional literacy organizations 

• Successful defense of the research project and multimedia 
exhibit 

Total minimum credits: 30 



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Movement Arts, Health Promotion 
and Leisure Studies 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Samuel Baumgarten 

Graduate Program Coordinators: 

Professor Marcia Anderson (Athletic Training), 
Associate Professor Karen Richardson (Health Promotion/ 
Physical Education) 

Professors: Edward Braun, Lydia Burak, Robert Haslam, 
Joseph Huber, Amos Nwosu, Ellyn Robinson 

Associate Professors: Kathleen Laquale, Thomas Quimby, 
Pamela Russell, Deborah Sheehy 

Assistant Professors: Robert Colandreo, James Leone, 
Mark Mattesi, Suanne Maurer-Starks, Maura Rosenthal 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1215 
Location: Tinsley Center, Room 232 A 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/mahpls 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BA in Physical Education (awarded for completion of major 
core without a concentration) 

• BS in Athletic Training 

• BS in Health Education 

Concentrations: Community Health, School Health 

• BS in Physical Education (awarded for completion of major 
core and selected concentration) 

Concentrations: Coaching, Exercise Science/Health 
Fitness, Motor Development Therapy/Adapted Physical 
Education, Recreation, Recreation and Fitness Club 
Administration,Teacher Licensure in Physical Education 
PreK-8and 5-12 

• MEd in Health Promotion 

• MS in Athletic Training 

• MS in Physical Education 

Concentrations: Adapted Physical Education, Applied 
Kinesiology, Human Performance and Health Fitness, 
Strength and Conditioning, Individualized Program 

POSTBACCALAUREATE TEACHER 
LICENSURE PROGRAMS 

• Physical Education 

• Health (Health, Family ond Consumer Sciences) 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Coaching 

• Dance* 

• Exercise Physiology 

• Health Promotion 

• Health Resources Management* 

• Recreation 
*lnterdisciplinary Minor 



The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and 
Leisure Studies offers both undergraduate and graduate 
programs in the areas of athletic training, health promotion/ 
education and physical education. At the undergraduate level 
the department offers a major in physical education, which leads 
to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree; a major in 
athletic training, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree; 
and a major in health education, with concentrations in com- 
munity health and school health, which leads to a Bachelor of 
Science degree. In addition, minors in coaching, exercise physi- 
ology, health promotion, health resources management, and 
recreation are also offered. A minor in dance is offered jointly 
by the Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and 
Leisure Studies and the Department of Theater and Dance, and a 
minor in health resources management is offered jointly by the 
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure 
Studies and the Department of Management. 

Graduate study offered by the department includes a pro- 
gram in the area of health promotion, which leads to a Master 
of Education in Health Promotion; a program in the area of 
athletic training, which leads to a Master of Science in Athletic 
Training; and a program in the area of physical education, 
which leads to a Master of Science degree in physical educa- 
tion. Postbaccalaureate programs for initial teacher licensure in 
physical education and health education are available and are 
described under the department's graduate programs. 



DEPARTMENTAL MISSION 

The department promotes the acquistion of an application of 
knowlege for diverse populations in human movement (sport, 
fitness/exercise, dance), teaching physical education, health 
education/promotion, recreation, coaching and athletic training. 
The department prepares athletic trainers; educators in health, 
physical education and adapted physical education; coaches; and 
fitness and recreation leaders who can provide qualified 
leadership in their respective fields and enhance quality of life by 
encouraging commitment to healthy lifestyle choices. 



DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES 

• Provide a quality physical education program, supported by 
a foundation in the liberal arts, with seven concentrations 
providing advanced professional preparation. • 

• Provide quality physical education activity courses to assist 
students in developing lifetime activity patterns and to assist 
in professional preparation. 

• Provide a quality health education major program, 
including two concentrations, with courses that will 
prepare students to promote, maintain and improve 
individual and community health. 

• Provide a quality athletic training major with courses that 
will prepare students to make successful contributions to the 
athletic training profession. 

• Support an atmosphere of health and well being for 
all students. 



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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Many career opportunities exist in the areas of Movement Arts, 
Health Promotion and Leisure Studies. These opportunities are 
tied to the majors-athletic training, health education and physical 
education - and the concentrations within those majors where 
students are provided with the specific information and skills 
needed to apply knowledge in professional capacities. 

Career opportunities for MAHPLS graduates abound in 
athletic settings, schools and hospitals, nonprofit organizations, 
and public or private community agencies and organizations. 

The athletic training major is accredited by the Commission 
on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).The 
teacher preparation programs in health and physical education 
are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of 
Teacher Education (NCATE). 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR 
OF SCIENCE 

The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure 
Studies offers the physical education major an opportunity to 
seek a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addi- 
tion, a comprehensive health education major, leading toward 
a Bachelor of Science, may be seleaed. A Bachelor of Science in 
Athletic Training is also available. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS — 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

All students majoring in physical education and seeking a 
Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a minimum of 1 20 credits 
required for graduation and must complete 41 credits in the 
major as outlined below: 

Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

3 



PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of 
Sport and Physical Education 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 
Requirement-CWRM) 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 



3 

3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 



Activity Requirement 9 

All majors in physical education must accumulate at least nine 
credits in activity and/or theory and practice courses. The 
nine credits must come from at least six different types of 
traditional activity courses or theory and practice courses. 
(Taking the second level of a course after having taken the 
first level will not count as part of that six activity or theory 
and practice courses). Students must achieve a "C-" or better 
in required activity and theory and practice courses. Each 
concentration will determine its own requirements for the 
nine credits. 

Health Course Requirement 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 



Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduaion to Zoology 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 

Elective (choose one) 3 

Any 300-400 level ATTR, HEAL, PHED, or RECR course 

or one of the following dance courses 
PHED 146 Dance Appreciation 
PHED 251 Dance History 
PHED 255 Creative Dance I 
PHED 256 Creative Dance II 

Total minimum credits: 41 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ATHLETIC 
TRAINING 

This major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of 
Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and prepares the athletic 
training student with the necessary academic and clinical experi- 
ences to sit for the National Athletic Trainer's Association/Board 
of Certification Examination (BOC). The program includes courses 
in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care 
of athletic injuries; health care administration; and professional 
development and responsibility. 

Admission into the ATEP program is limited and competitive. 
A separate application process is required for admission and is 
due to the ATEP Program Director by March 1 of the student's 
sophomore year. Candidates should contact the program director 
for application materials or download them from the ATEP Web 
site at www.bridgew.edu/atep. 



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Required Athletic Training Courses Credits 

ATTR 100 Taping and Bracing 1 

ATTR 112 Sports First Aid 3 

ATTR 240 Introduction to Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 241 Level I Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 340 Sports Injury Management-Lower Extremity 3 

ATTR 341 Sports Injury Management-Upper Extremity 3 

ATTR 342 Level II Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 343 Level III Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 410 Nutritional Concepts for Health Care 
Practitioners (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 3 

ATTR 442 Therapeutic Exercise 3 

ATTR 443 Pharmacology for the Physically Active 1.5 

ATTR 446 Medical Conditions and Disabilities 

of the Physically Active 1.5 

ATTR 450 Therapeutic Modalities 3 

ATTR 454 Level IV Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 455 Level V Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 490 Administration of Athletic Training 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 4 

BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 



Total minimum credits: 71 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
sertion of this catalog. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE — PHYSICAL 
EDUCATION 

All students majoring in physical education and seeking a 
Bachelor of Science degree must complete a minimum of 1 20 
credits required for graduation and must complete a designated 
area of study identified as a concentration. The department offers 
seven concentrations. Two of the concentrations lead to initial 
teacher licensure in physical education, one at the PreK-8 level 
and one at the 5-12 level. The other concentrations have been 
developed to prepare graduates to pursue career opportunities 
in community-based organizations such as business, industry, 
agencies and hospitals. These programs, which include field 
experiences in various settings in the community, have expanded 
the role of the professional in the fields of physical education and 
health promotion beyond the teaching environment in schools, 
thus preparing the graduate for new career opportunities. 



COACHING CONCENTRATION 

This concentration prepares the physical education major to 
apply concepts and principles related to all aspects of coaching, 
including the player, team, coach and administration of athletic 
programs for youth and adults. The field experience is an impor- 
tant aspect of this concentration. 



Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of 

Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM ) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirements 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 
in the six courses listed below. 

PHED 152 Theory and Practice of Lifeguard Training 2 

PHED 204 Theory and Practice of Progressive Resistance 

Training 2 

PHED 209 Theory and Practice of Metabolic Training 2 

One activity from Individual Sports Category 1 

One activity from Team Sports Category 1 

One activity from Individual or Team Sports Category 1 

Additional Required Courses 

*ATTR 112 Sports First Aid 3 

PHED 414 Coaching 3 

*PHED 416 Planning and Implementing Coaching 

Leadership Strategies 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 3 

*RECR 461 Organization and Administration in Recreation 3 

* These courses must be taken prior to the field experience, 
PHED 498. 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 



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Elective (choose one) 3 

Any 300- or 400- level ATTR, HEAL, PHED or RECR 
course or one of the following dance courses 
PHED 146 Dance Appreciation 
PHED 251 Dance History 
PHED 255 Creative Dance I 
PHED 256 Creative Dance II 

Total minimum credits: 56 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



EXERCISE SCIENCE/HEALTH FITNESS 
CONCENTRATION 

This concentration prepares students for career opportunities in 
health and fitness in such settings as industry, hospitals, agen- 
cies, education and human service organizations. Emphasis is on 
human performance and cardiovascular health, which includes 
physical health evaluation, graded exercise tests, exercise pre- 
scription and physical aaivity program development. A field 
experience off campus in a setting identified above is an impor- 
tant aspect of this concentration. 

Required Physical Education Core Courses 



Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 



Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses 



listed below. 

PHED 204 Theory and Practice of Progressive 

Resistance Training 2 

PHED 208 Theory and Practice of Group Instruction 2 

PHED 209 Theory and Practice of Metabolic Training 2 

Three additional credits of activities selected in 

consultation with adviser 3 



Additional Required Courses 

PHED 201 Fitness Testing in Exercise Science 1 

PHED 400 Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness 3 

PHED 402 Exercise Metabolism 3 

PHED 403 Cardiovascular Analysis Evaluation and 

Rehabilitation 3 

PHED 404 Exercise Prescription 3 

PHED 405 Exercise Circulation: Mechanisms 

and Morphology 3 

PHED 409 Planning, Implementing and Evaluating 

Fitness Programs 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 3 

Required Health Courses 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 



Total minimum credits: 63 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



MOTOR DEVELOPMENT THERAPY/ 
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION 

This concentration prepares the physical education major to 
work with children, youth and adults with disabilities. The pro- 
gram focuses on physical education to meet the developmental, 
sport, dance and leisure needs of special populations as well as 
the emotional and social needs of individuals with disabilities. 
The concentration prepares graduates for career opportunities 
in rehabilitation centers, clinics, hospitals and social agencies 
as well as private and public schools. Opportunities for practi- 
cal experience are provided through off-campus field experi- 
ences as well as the department-sponsored Children's Physical 
Developmental Clinic. 



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Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses listed 
below. 

PHED 235 Rhythmic Activities: Programming for all Ages 1 

PHED 280 New Games 1 

PHED 283 Theory and Practice of Gymnastics 2 

Individual: Archery, Tennis or Golf 1 

Team: Volleyball or Soccer 1 

Dance: Folk, Square or Modern 1 

Aquatics: any swimming course 1 

Fitness/Wellness: anyfitness/wellness course 1 

Additional Required Courses 

PHED 324 Physical and Motor Development of 

Individuals with Disabilities 3 

PHED 397 The Children's Physical Developmental Practicum .... 2 

PHED 451 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3 

PHED 494 Advanced Study of Motor Programs for 

Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 12 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

PSYC 355 Behavior Analysi' 3 

PSYC 370 Abnormal Psychology 3 

Total minimum credits: 67 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



MOTOR DEVELOPMENT THERAPY/ 
ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION - REQUIREMENTS FOR 
SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORS 

Students with a bachelor of arts major in physical education and 
a major in special education may select the motor development 
therapy/adapted physical education concentration. The academic 
program for the concentration is adjusted slightly to accommo- 
date those students. 

Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of 

Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 

(Writing Intensive in the Major 

Core Curriculum Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses 
listed below. 

PHED 235 Rhythmic Activities: Programming for all Ages 

PHED 280 New Games 

PHED 283 Theory and Practice of Gymnastics 

Individual: Archery, Tennis or Golf 

Team: Volleyball or Soccer 

Dance: Folk, Square or Modern 

Aquatics: any swimming course 

Fitness/Wellness: any fitness/wellness 



Additional Required Courses 

PHED 324 Physical and Motor Development of 

Individuals with Disabilities 3 

PHED 397 Children's Physical Development Practicum 2 

PHED 451 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3 

PHED 494 Study of Motor Programs for Individuals with 

Chronic and Acute Health Impairments 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 12 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 



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Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

SPED 302 Principles and Application of Behavioral 

Management for the Special Needs Learner 3 



Total minimum credits: 70 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
vvww.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



RECREATION CONCENTRATION 

This concentration provides the physical education major with 
the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in a wide 
variety of leisure service settings. Specifically, students who have 
combined the study of physical education with the recreation 
concentration will be capable of arranging leisure time experi- 
ences and providing leadership for children and adults in govern- 
ment, industry and community service agencies. 



Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of 

Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 
in the six courses listed below. 

PHED 280 New Games 1 

One activity each from Areas A, B, C, D (see below) 4 

Two additional activities from areas A, B, C, D (see below) 

— may be a second level course 2 

Two additional from Areas A, B, C, D and E 2 

A) Individual/Dual Sports 

B) Team Sports 

C) Dance 

D) Aquatics 

E) Fitness/Wellness 



Additional Required Courses 

RECR 230 Introduction to Recreation 3 

RECR 332 Leadership and the Group Process 3 

RECR 461 Organization and Administration in Recreation 3 

RECR 462 Programming for Recreation and Leisure 3 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 
SOC1 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 

Elective (choose one) .3 



Any 300- or 400- level ATTR, HEAL, PHED or RECR course 
or one of the following dance courses 
PHED 146 Dance Appreciation 
PHED 251 Dance History 
PHED 255 Creative Dance I 
PHED 256 Creative Dance II 

Recommended Elective Experience 

RECR 498 Field Experience in Recreation (3-15) 

Total minimum credits; 56 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



RECREATION AND FITNESS CLUB 
ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION 

A concentration in recreation and fitness club administration 
prepares physical education majors to work with a variety of cli- 
entele at recreation and commercial fitness clubs. Concepts and 
principles related to cardiovascular health, physical activity and 
recreation program development and administration are empha- 
sized. Praaical field experiences are an essential component of 
this concentration. 



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Movement Arts, Health Promotion 
and Leisure Studies _„ _ 



Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskelatal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses 
listed below. 

PHED 163 Aerobics 1 

PHED 204 Theory and Practice of Progressive Resistance 

Training 2 

PHED 209 Theory and Practice of Metabolic Training 2 

PHED 280 New Games 1 

Three additional credits selected from 

Areas A, B, C, DandE 3 

A) Individual/Dual Sports 

B) Team Sports 

C) Dance 

D) Aquatics 

E) Fitness/Wellness 

Additional Required courses 

PHED 400 Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness 3 

PHED 404 Exercise Prescription 3 

PHED 409 Planning, Implementing and Evaluating 

Fitness Programs 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 3 

or 

RECR 498 Field Experience in Recreation 

RECR 332 Leadership and the Group Process 3 

RECR 461 Organization and Administration in Recreation 3 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness .-. 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 

Total minimum credits: 56 



Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

TEACHER LICENSURE CONCENTRATION 
(PreK-8) 

Prerequisites 

• Declaration as a physical education major 

• Acceptance in School of Education and Allied Studies teacher 
preparation program prior to taking 300-level physical educa- 
tion teacher preparation courses. 

Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirements 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses 
listed below. 



PHED 186 Track and Field 

PHED 281 Theory and Practice of Educational Dance 

PHED 282 Theory and Practice of Games 

PHED 283 Theory and Practice of Gymnastics 

Choose one of the following 

PHED 134 Self Defense I 

PHED 163 Aerobics 

PHED 188 Jogging and Road Running 

PHED 190 Conditioning 

PHED 193 Weight Training 

PHED 194 Wrestling 

PHED 234 Yoga 

PHED 257 Movement and Relaxation- Theory, Practice and 
Performance 



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Choose one of the following 1 

PHED 150 Beginner Swimming 
PHED 202 Orienteering 
PHED 203 Basic Rock Climbing 
PHED 250 Intermediate Swimming 
PHED 278 Bicycle Touring 
PHED 280 New Games 
PHED 356 Canoeing I 

Additional Required Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of " C- " or higher in the first eight 
courses listed below, as well as in PSYC 227, before admittance to the 
final course, the praaicum in student teaching. Successful completion 



of the praaicum also requires a grade of "C-" or higher. 

*PHED 205 Introduction to Teaching Physical 

Education in the Public Schools 2 

PHED 210 Developmental Kinesiology 3 

*PHED 225 Observation and Analysis of Movement 

for Children 4 

PHED 324 Physical and Motor Development of 

Individuals with Disabilities 3 

PHED 326 Teaching Physical Education to Children 3 

PHED 329 Teaching and Curriculum Development 

in the Middle and Junior High School 3 

PHED 335 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation 

in Teaching Physical Education 6 

PHED 495 Field-Based Pre-Practicum (PreK-8) - 

Physical Education 2 

PHED 496 Practicum in Student Teaching 

(PreK-8) - Physical Education 12 

* Must be completed prior to admission to professional educa- 
tion and enrollment in all other teacher licensure courses. 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 4 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 
PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 



Current certificate from the American Red Cross for Standard 
First Aid and CPR. 

Total minimum credits: 76 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 



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TEACHER LICENSURE CONCENTRATION 

(5-12) 

Prerequisites 

• Declaration as a physical education major 

• Acceptance in School of Education and Allied Studies teacher 
preparation program prior to taking 300-level physical 
education teacher preparation courses. 



Required Physical Education Core Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher 

in the six courses listed below. Credits 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 3 

PHED 2 1 7 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance '..3 I 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 
(Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 | 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 
Grade Requirement 



Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the courses 
listed below. 

PHED 281 Theory and Practice of Educational Dance 

or choose two of the following dance courses 2 

PHED 153 Jazz Dance 
PHED 161 Folk Dance 
PHED 164 Square Dance 
PHED 166 African Dance 
PHED 167 Hip Hop Dance 
PHED 168 Ballroom Dance 

PHED 235 Rhythmic Activities: Programming for All Ages 



PHED 186 Track and Field 1 

PHED 282 Theory and Practice of Games 2 

PHED 283 Theory and Practice of Gymnastics 2 

Choose one of the following 1 



PHED 134 Self Defense I 

PHED 163 Aerobics 

PHED 188 Jogging and Road Running 

PHED 190 Conditioning 

PHED 193 Weight Training 

PHED 194 Wrestling 

PHED 234 Yoga 

PHED 257 Movement and Relaxation Theory, Practice and 
Performance 

Choose one of the following 1 

PHED 150 Beginner Swimming 
PHED 202 Orienteering 
PHED 203 Basic Rock Climbing 
PHED 250 Intermediate Swimming 
PHED 278 Bicycle Touring 
PHED 280 New Games 
PHED 356 Canoeing I 



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and Leisure Studies 



STATE COLLEGE 



Additional Required Courses 
Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in the first eight 
courses listed below, as well as in PSYC 227, before admittance to the 
final course, the practicum in student teaching. Successful completion 
of the practicum also requires a grade of "C-" or higher. 

*PHED 205 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education 

in the Public Schools 2 

PHED 210 Developmental Kinesiology 3 

*PHED 212 Strategies and Analysis of Motor Skills 3 

PHED 315 Teaching Team and Individual Sports 4 

PHED 324 Physical and Motor Development of 

Individuals with Disabilities 3 

PHED 329 Teaching and Curriculum Development in 

the Middle and Junior High School 3 

PHED 335 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation 

in Teaching Physical Education 6 

PHED 491 Field-Based Pre-Practicum (5-12) - 

Physical Education 2 

PHED 492 Practicum in Student Teaching (5-12) - 

Physical Education 12 

* Must be completed prior to admission to professional educa- 
tion and enrollment in all other teacher licensure courses. 

Required Health Course 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 



Cognate Courses 

BIOL 100 General Principles of Biology 

or 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 

Current certificate from the American Red Cross for Standard 
First Aid andCPR. 

Total minimum credits: 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



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HEALTH EDUCATION 



HEALTH EDUCATION MAJOR 

Health Education can lead to the improved health status of 
individuals, families and communities. It involves the use of sys- 
tematic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills 
and behaviors. Health educators work in schools, public health 
agencies, voluntary nonprofit organizations, hospitals, colleges 
and universities, business and industries. 

The health education major is designed to guide students 
though learning experiences that emphasize the multiple dimen- 
sions of health, and draws on the behavioral and natural sciences 
as well as health science and public health. The major prepares 
students to design, implement and evaluate scientifically and 
methodologically sound health studies experiences, and to equip 
students with the professional skills that will enable them to be 
proficient practitioners. 

Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure in health/family 
and consumer sciences must meet the criteria for admission to 
professional education programs as well as declare a minor in 
secondary education. Those interested in teacher licensure should 
refer to the "Secondary Education and Professional Programs" 
section of this catalog. 

HEALTH EDUCATION-NO CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in all required 
courses, including cognates, and must repeat any of those 
required courses or cognates for which they receive a grade 
lower than "C-." 



Core Health Courses 

HEAL 200 Principles and Practices of Health Education , 

HEAL 315 School and Community Health 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 

HEAL 450 Health Promotion Strategies 

HEAL 451 Program Planning in Health Promotion 

HEAL 490 Senior Seminar in Health : 



Credits 

3 

3 

3 

3 

3 

1 



Cognate Courses 

BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

Health Courses 

Choose five from the following 15 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 
HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 
HEAL 407 Stress Management 
HEAL 420 Women's Health Issues 
HEAL 471 Nutrition 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 
HEAL 484 Death and Dying Education 

Total minimum credits: 39 



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bSc 



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STATE COLLEGE 



Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs* 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

HEALTH EDUCATION-COMMUNITY HEALTH 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in all required 
courses, including cognates, and must repeat any of those 
required courses or cognates for which they receive a grade 
lower than "C-." 

Core Health Courses Credits 

HEAL 200 Principles and Practices of Health Education 3 

HEAL 315 School and Community Health 3 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 3 

HEAL 450 Health Promotion Strategies 3 

HEAL 451 Program Planning in Health Promotion 3 

HEAL 490 Senior Seminar in Health 1 

Cognate Courses 

BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

ENGL 201 Technical Writing I 3 

Health Courses 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

HEAL 452 Evaluation and Research in Health Promotion 3 

Also, four courses from the following 12 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 

HEAL 407 Stress Management 

HEAL 420 Women's Health Issues 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 
HEAL 484 Death and Dying Education 

Internship 

HEAL 498 Internship 9 

Total minimum credits: 54 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



HEALTH EDUCATION-SCHOOL HEALTH 
CONCENTRATION 

Grade Requirement 

Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or higher in all required 
courses, including cognates, and must repeat any of those 
required courses or cognates for which they receive a grade 
lower than "C-." 

Core Health Courses Credits 

HEAL 200 Principles and Practices of Health Education 3 

HEAL 315 School and Community Health 3 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 3 

HEAL 450 Health Promotion Strategies 3 

HEAL 451 Program Planning in Health Promotion 3 

HEAL 490 Senior Seminar in Health 1 

Cognate Courses 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

BIOL 251 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

BIOL 252 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 

PHED 200 Fitness for Life 3 

Health Content Courses 

HEAL 300 Current Issues in Health 3 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 3 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 3 

HEAL 407 Stress Management 3 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 3 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 3 

Education Courses 

NOTE: Students in the School Health Concentration must com- 
plete a minor in secondary education. 

EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills ....3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

HEAL 491 Field Based Pre-Practicum in Health 2 

HEAL 495 Practicum in Student Teaching-Elementary Health .. 6 
HEAL 496 Practicum in Student Teaching-Secondary Health.... 6 

Total minimum credits: 77 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



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MINOR PROGRAMS 



COACHING MINOR 

The coaching minor meets the needs of the coaching profession 
by providing an opportunity for students who are not majoring 
in physical education to combine the study of coaching with a 
major in any discipline. This multidisciplinary program approach 
will prepare the student for coaching related careers in commu- 
nity-based organizations such as youth sports programs, church 
programs, recreational settings and school settings. 

Required Courses Credits 

ATTR 112 Sports First Aid 3 

PHED200 Fitness for Life 3 

PHED 210 Developmental Kinesiology 3 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 414 Coaching 3 

PHED 416 Planning and Implementing Coaching 

Leadership Strategies 3 

PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education 

(three credits only) 3 

Total minimum credits: 21 

DANCE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR 

This program, offered in cooperation with the Department of 
Theater and Dance, is designed to give students an overall expe- 
rience and appreciation for dance as an art form and educational 
vehicle. It is designed to supplement major work in theater arts, 
physical education, music, art and elementary education. The 
program includes the study of techniques of various styles of 
dance, dance history and theory, choreography and production. 

Required Courses Credits 

THEA/PHED 155 Dance Practicum (two semesters) 2 

THEA/PHED 255 Creative Dance 1 3 

THEA/PHED 256 Creative Dance II 3 

THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 
or 

THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 3 

THEA/PHED 357 Dance Production Theory 2 

THEA/PHED 358 Dance Production Techniques 1 

PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Fall 

or 

PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Spring 2 

Six credits in the following 6 

PHED 237 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Fall 
PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Fall 
PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Spring 
PHED 247 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Spring 
PHED 248 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Fall 
PHED 249 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Spring 
PHED 259 Dance Repertory 
PHED 271 Theory and Practice of Tap Dance 



Elective (choose one) 1 

PHED 161 Folk Dance 

PHED 164 Square Dance 

PHED 168 Ballroom Dance 

PHED 268 Ballroom Dance II -Theory, Practice 
and Performance 
MUSC 160 Music: A Listening Approach is recommended 

but not required. 
(All activity courses successfully completed in this minor 

count toward the minimum 120 degree credits required for 

graduation.) 

Total minimum credits: 23 

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY MINOR 

A minor in exercise physiology is available to students not major- 
ing in physical education who desire in-depth study of how 
the body reacts to participation in physical exercise. Emphasis 
is on strength development, cardiovascular function, metabo- 
lism, exercise prescription and the interaction of body systems. 
Career opportunities are available in health and fitness settings 
associated with industry, hospitals, agencies and human service 
organizations. 

* 

Required Courses Credits 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 3 

PHED 400 Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness 3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

PHED 402 Exercise Metabolism 3 

PHED 403 Cardiovascular Analysis, Evaluation 

and Rehabilitation 3 

PHED 404 Exercise Prescription 3 

BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology 4 

Total minimum credits: 23 

HEALTH PROMOTION MINOR 

The department offers a health promotion minor, which is open 
to all undergraduates with the exception of health studies 
majors. The health promotion minor provides an opportunity for 
students to combine the study of health with a major in any 
discipline. This multidisciplinary program approach will prepare 
the student for health-related careers in community-based 
organizations, such as business, industry, hospitals and 
agencies that deal with health problems, health promotion or 
health services. 

Required Courses Credits 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 3 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 3 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 3 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 3 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 3 



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Elective (choose one) 3 

HEAL 300 Current Issues in Health 

HEAL 302 American Red Cross Standard First Aid 

HEAL 315 School and Community Health 

HEAL 407 Stress Management 

HEAL 420 Women's Health Issues 

HEAL 450 Health Promotion Strategies 

HEAL 451 Program Planning in Health Promotion 

HEAL 483 Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health 

HEAL 484 Death and Dying Education 

HEAL 499 Directed Study in Health 

Total minimum credits: 21 



HEALTH RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR 

The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion 
and Leisure Studies cooperates with the Department of 
Management in offering an interdisciplinary minor in health 
resources management. 

Students from relevant liberal arts and other related programs 
may elea this minor to develop skills and background knowledge 
to gain employment at the entry level of health care delivery 
management. This minor is most appropriate for students in the 
social sciences, social work, physical education, communication 
arts, management and other human service-oriented professions. 
The minor is not available to health majors. 



Required Courses Credits 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting , 3 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 3 

HEAL/SCWK 403 Interdisciplinary Approaches to the 

Delivery of Health Services 3 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 

Elective (choose one) 3 



ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 
ACFI 385 Managerial Finance 
HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 
HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 
HEAL 471 Nutrition 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 
MGMT 200 Marketing Principles 
MGMT 375 Personnel Development 

Total minimum credits: 21 



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RECREATION MINOR 

The recreation minor is open to all undergraduates with the 
exception of students enrolled in the recreation concentration 
or recreation and fitness club administration concentration. It 
provides a multidisciplinary approach to producing recreation 
professionals capable of administering, supervising and leading 
leisure services. Students who minor in recreation may choose 
to specialize in one of the following: therapeutic recreation, 
outdoor recreation, play specialist or recreation generalist. 
Students who complete the recreation minor will be prepared to 
assume careers in a wide variety of settings - social institutions, 
hospitals, business and industry, preschools, community schools, 
Y's, the out-of-doors (challenge/adventure/Outward Bound) and 
government correaional institutions. 

Required Courses Credits 

RECR 230 Introduction to Recreation ;. 3 

RECR 332 Leadership and the Group Process 3 

RECR 461 Organization and Administration in Recreation 3 

RECR 462 Programming for Recreation and Leisure 3 

Two additional courses in recreation to be chosen with 
department approval depending upon elected area 
of specialization 6 

Recommended Elective Experience 

RECR 498 Field Experience in Physical Education (3-15) 

Total minimum credits: 18 



HONORS PROGRAM 

The honors program in movement arts, health promotion and 
leisure studies provides highly motivated Movement Arts, Health 
Promotion and Leisure Studies majors with opportunities to 
enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly 
study and research designed to be of assistance in postgradu- 
ate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in 
movement arts, health promotion or leisure studies. Contact the I 
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure i 
Studies for further information concerning eligibility and j 
application. ' 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure 
Studies offers several programs designed to meet the needs 
of graduate students including: postbaccalaureate programs 
that allow students to apply for initial licensure as a Teacher 
of Physical Education (PreK-8 or 5- 1 2) or Teacher of Health 
Education (PreK- 1 2) and programs leading to the degrees of 
Master of Education in Health Promotion and Master of Science 
in Physical Education. 



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POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM- 
TEACHER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
(PreK-8, 5-12) (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's 
degree and wish to be licensed as a teacher of physical education 
(PreK-8 or 5-12). Students who successfully complete the curricu- 
lum below are eligible to apply for initial licensure. 

For information regarding application procedures and admis- 
sion standards, students should consult the "School of Graduate 
Studies" section of this catalog. Students seeking initial licen- 
sure should consult the seaion of this catalog titled "School 
of Education and Allied Studies" for professional education 
admission and retention information and important institutional 
deadlines. 

Admission Requirements 

• A2.8GPA 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one 
letter of recommendation should be an academic reference 
from a professor. 

• A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy 
Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator 
Licensure® (MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



Program Requirements 

Students must complete the following 34 credits 
or the equivalent. 

PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 

PHED 117 Historical and Philosophical Foundations 

of Sport and Physical Education 

PHED 210 Developmental Kinesiology 

PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning and Performance 

PHED 318 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport 

PHED 324 Physical and Motor Development of 

Individuals with Disabilities 

PHED 385 Biomechanics 



Credits 

3 



....3 
,...3 
....3 
....3 

....3 
....3 

PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise 4 

Activity Requirement 9 

Specific physical education activities pertinent to teaching at 
this level as identified by the department teacher preparation 
committee. 

Teacher Licensure Courses 
PreK-8 

*PHED 205 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education 

in the Public Schools 2 

*PHED 225 Observation and Analysis of 

Movement for Children 4 

PHED 326 Teaching Physical Education to Children 3 

PHED 329 Teaching and Curriculum Development in 

the Middle and Junior High School 3 



PHED 335 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in 

Teaching Physical Education 6 

PHED 495 Field-Based Pre-Practicum (PreK-8) - 

Physical Education 2 

PHED 496 Practicum in Student Teaching 

(PreK-8)-Physical Education 12 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 
Current certificate from the American Red Cross for Standard 
First Aid and CPR. 

Total minimum credits (PreK-8): 69 

5-12 

*PHED 205 Introduction to Teaching Physical 

Education in the Public Schools 2 

*PHED 212 Strategies and Analysis of Motor Skills 3 

PHED 31 5 Teaching Team and Individual Sports 4 

PHED 329 Teaching and Curriculum Development 

in the Middle and Junior High School 3 

PHED 335 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation 

in Teaching Physical Education 6 

PHED 491 Field-Based Pre-Practicum (5-12) - 

Physical Education 2 

PHED 492 Practicum in Student Teaching (5-12) - 

Physical Education 12 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 
Current certificate from the American Red Cross for Standard 
FirstAidandCPR. 

Total minimum credits (5-12): 69 
* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division (300-level) education courses. 

POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM TEACHER 
OF HEALTH - TEACHER LICENSURE 
IN HEALTH/FAMILY AND CONSUMER 
SCIENCES (PreK-12) (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's 
degree and wish to be licensed as teachers of health education 
(PreK-1 2). Students who successfully complete the curriculum 
below are eligible. For information regarding application pro- 
cedures and admission standards, students should consult the 
"School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the section 
of this catalog entitled "School of Education and Allied Studies" 
for information pertaining to licensure, admission to and reten- 
tion in professional education, as well as important institutional 
deadlines. 



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In addition to GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning (one 
credit) taken their first semester, students accepted to the post- 
baccalaureate licensure program must complete the following: 

Admission Requirements 

• A2.8GPA 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one 
letter of recommendation should be an academic reference 
from a professor. 

• A qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



Program Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 4 

*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

HEAL 200 Principles and Practices of Health Education 3 

HEAL 300 Current Issues in Health 3 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality 3 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society 3 

HEAL 407 Stress Management 3 

HEAL 430 Epidemiology and Community Health 3 

HEAL 450 Health Promotion Strategies 3 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 3 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health 3 

HEAL 491 Field-Based Pre-Practicum in Health 2 

HEAL 495 Practicum in Student Teaching - Elementary Health . 6 
HEAL 496 Practicum in Student Teaching - Secondary Health .. 6 

PHED 200 Fitness for Life 3 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

Students must supply evidence of current certification in 
Standard First Aid and CPR. 



Total minimum credits: 67 
*To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HEALTH 
PROMOTION 

This program is designed for individuals who are currently 
involved in health promotion aaivities or who seek to prepare for 
health-related careers in community based organizations such as 
business, industry, agencies, hospitals and voluntary and official 
health agencies, as well as for in-service teachers. 



Students who apply for admission to the MEd program in 
health promotion should have completed at least 1 2 hours of 
credit at the baccalaureate level in the social/behavioral sciences, 
at least one course in epidemiology or health services organiza- 
tion and six hours of credit at the baccalaureate level in health- 
related courses. Students may petition the department graduate 
committee to substitute job related experiences for any of the 
aforementioned academic requirements. 

Applicants who do not possess an adequate background in 
health and/or related areas will be required to make up course 
deficiencies. Such background course work will not be applied to 
the graduate program's minimum credit requirements. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior year 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning (required of most first 
semester graduate students, see "Graduate Advisers and 
Program Planning" in the "School of Graduate Studies" 

section of this catalog) 1 

All master's degree candidates in health promotion will be 
required to successfully complete the following health core 



requirements. 

HEAL 504 Seminar in Health Promotion Theory 

and Literature 3 

HEAL 511 Research and Evaluation Methods in 

Health Promotion 3 

HEAL 518 Quantitative Methods in Health Promotion 

and Epidemiology 3 

HEAL 519 Scientific and Philosophical Foundations 

of Health Promotion 3 

HEAL 520 Designing and Administering Health 

Promotion Programs 3 



All master's degree candidates will be required to choose one of 
four alternative courses of study below. 



Option A 

• Successful completion of the core requirements 

and GRPP 501 16 

• Individualized program of health (HEAL) electives 
by advisement. Nonhealth electives may be taken 

only with prior written consent of adviser 18 



• Comprehensive Examination on core requirements 

Total minimum credits (option A): 34 



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Option B 

k I • Successful completion of the core requirements 

" andGRPPSOl 16 

• Individualized program of health (HEAL) electives 
by advisement. Non-health electives may be taken 

^1 only with prior written consent of adviser 15 

• Health Promotion Project (HEAL 501) 3 



• Comprehensive Examination: oral defense of health 
promotion project 

Total minimum credits (option B): 34 



Option C 

• Successful completion of the core requirements and 

GRPP 501 16 

• Individualized program of health (HEAL) electives 
by advisement. Non-health electives may be taken 

only with prior written consent of adviser 12 

• Thesis in Health Promotion (HEAL 502) 6 

• Comprehensive Examination: oral defense of thesis 

Total minimum credits (option C): 34 

Option D: Health Fitness Promotion Concentration 

• Successful completion of the core requirements and 

GRPP 501 16 

• Concentration Courses 

PHED 518 Advances in Exercise Metabolism 3 

PHED 519 Advances in Exercise Prescription 3 

PHED 544 Applied Laboratory Techniques in Exercise 
Science 3 

• Total of nine semester hours in any subject area 
chosen with the approval of the graduate faculty adviser. 
These may include HEAL 501 or HEAL 502 9 



• Comprehensive Examination 

a) Examination on core requirements 
or 

b) Oral defense of HEAL 501 
or 

c) Oral defense of HEAL 502 

Total minimum credits (option D): 34 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC 
TRAINING 

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation 
of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares the athletic 
training student with the necessary academic and clinical experi- 
ences to sit for the National Athletic Trainer's Association Board 
of Certification Examination (BOC).The program includes courses 
in injury prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care 
of athletic injuries; health care administration; and professional 
development and responsibility. 



Admission into the ATEP is limited and competitive. 
Candidates must apply for acceptance in the School of Graduate 
Studies by Feb. 1 . Candidates should contact the program direc- 
tor for application materials or download them from the ATEP 
Web site at www.bridgew.edu/atep. 

Prerequisite Content Courses 

Anatomy and Physiology I 
Anatomy and Physiology II 
Introduction to Athletic Training including Protective 

Techniques in Athletic Training (taping, bracing and 

protective equipment) 
Introductory Psychology 
Kinesiology/Biomechanics 
Exercise Physiology 

Current Emergency Cardiac Care Certification (Certification in 
Advanced First Aid, Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED and use 
of barrier devices) 

Credits 

ATTR 510 Nutritional Concepts for Health Care Practitioners.... 3 



ATTR/PHED 511 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

ATTR 540 Management of Lower Extremity Conditions 3 

ATTR 541 Management of Upper Extremity and 

Torso Conditions 3 

ATTR 542 Therapeutic Exercise 3 

ATTR 543 Pharmacology for the Physically Active 1.5 

ATTR 546 Medical Conditions and Disabilities of the 

Physically Active 1.5 

ATTR 550 Therapeutic Modalities 3 

ATTR 561 Level I Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 562 Level II Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 563 Level III Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 564 Level IV Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 565 Level V Clinical Experience in Athletic Training 3 

ATTR 590 Administration of Athletic Training 3 

Culminating Experience 



All master's students will be required to show evidence of a 
culminating experience by passing the comprehensive 
examination, or the Board of Certification (BOC) national 
examination, or completing an oral defense of a thesis (ATTR 
502) or project (ATTR 501 ) under the guidance of an adviser. 

Total minimum credits: 39 



MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL 
EDUCATION 

This program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate 
major in physical education, or its equivalent, who wish to pursue 
new career directions related to the field in community-based 
organizations, such as business, industry, agencies, hospitals and 
educational settings or who wish to enhance their undergradu- 
ate preparation through advanced study. Several program con- 
centrations are available and are described below. 

Applicants who do not possess an adequate background in 
physical education and/or related areas will be required to make 
up course deficiencies. Such background course work will not be 
applied to the graduate program's minimum credit requirements. 



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Admission Requirements 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four 
years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work 
completed during the junior and senior year 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

The graduate program of study involves a minimum of 30 gradu- 
ate credits. Students must eled one of the options below: 

Culminating Experience 

Regardless of option chosen, all students must take the 
comprehensive examination, or complete an oral defense of a 
thesis (PHED 502) or an oral defense of a projea (PHED 50 1 ) 
under the guidance of an adviser. 

Concentration in Human Performance and 
Health Fitness 

Required Courses Credits 

PHED 51 1 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

PHED 515 Advances in Exercise Circulation 3 

PHED 517 Experimental Processes in Physical Education 3 

PHED 518 Advances in Exercise Metabolism 3 

PHED 519 Advances in Exercise Prescription 3 

PHED 544 Applied Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science .. 3 
PHED 595 Internship in Physical Education 3-6 

Suggested Electives 

Specific course selection will be made by the adviser and student 
based upon the student's professional background and program 

objeaives. The following courses would be appropriate 6-7 

HEAL 471 Nutrition 

HEAL 483 Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health 
HEAL 518 Quantitative methods in Health Promotion and 
Epidemiology 

*PHED 400 Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness 

PHED 402 Exercise Metabolism 

*PHED 403 Cardiovascular, Analysis, Evaluation and 

Rehabilitation 
PHED 404 Exercise Prescription 

PHED 405 Exercise Circulation: Mechanisms and Morphology 
PHED 502 Research (variable credit) 
PHED 503 Directed Study (variable credit) 
PHED 504 Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Control 
PHED 516 Exercise Electrocardiography 
PHED 520 Health Fitness Program Planning and Management 
PHED 545 Physical Conditioning and Training in Sports and 
Exercise 

• Recommended based on student's program. Both may 
be taken. 

Total minimum credits: 27 



Concentration in Adapted Physical Education 

Required Courses Credits 

PHED 451 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3 

PHED 484 Physical Education for Children and 

Youth with Disabilities 3 

PHED 494 Study of Motor Programs for Individuals 

with Chronic and Acute Health Conditions 3 

PHED 508 Motor Learning 3 

PHED 51 1 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

PHED 595 Internship in Physical Education 3-6 

Courses in psychology and/or special education 

appropriate to individual program 9 

Electives appropriate to program 3-6 

Total minimum credits: 30 

Concentration in Applied Kinesiology 

Required Courses Credits 

PHED 511 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

PHED 517 Experimental Processes in Physical Education 3 

Choice of four of the following five courses 12 

PHED 506 Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education 

PHED 508 Motor Learning 

PHED 545 Physical Conditioning and Training in 
Sports and Exercise 

PHED 546 Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis 

PHED 571 Psychological and Social Issues in Sport 

Electives 

Four courses as electives 12 

or 

Two-three courses (six-nine credits) and a project or thesis 
(three-six credits) 

Total minimum credits: 30 
Concentration in Strength and Conditioning 

Required Courses Credits 

PHED 504 Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Control .... 3 

PHED 511 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

PHED 517 Experimental Processes in Physical Education 3 

PHED 523 Strength and Conditioning Laboratory 3 

PHED 543 Foundations of Resistance Training 3 

PHED 545 Physical Conditioning and Training in 

Sports and Exercise 3 

PHED 595 Internship in Physical Education 3-6 

Electives 

Three classes or a combination of classes, directed 

studies or thesis 9 

Suggested Electives 

PHED 400 Physiology and Techniques of Strength Fitness 

PHED 402 Exercise Metabolism 

PHED 403 Cardiovascular Analysis, Evaluation and 
Rehabilitation 

PHED 404 Exercise Prescription 

PHED 405 Exercise Circulation: Mechanisms and Morphology 
PHED 406 Personal Fitness Training 
PHED 502 Research 



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PHED 503 Directed Study 

PHED 506 Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education 
PHED 508 Motor Learning 
PHED 516 Exercise Electrocardiography 
PHED 520 Health Fitness Program Planning and 
Management 

PHED 546 Applied Biomechanics and Movement Analysis 
HEAL 471 Nutrition 

HEAL 483 Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health 
HEAL 518 Quantitative Methods in Health Promotion 
and Epidemiology 



Individualized Program of Study 

Development of a program of study, in consultation with the 
program adviser, to meet individual career and educational goals. 
The program must include a minimum of 1 5 credits in physical 
education. 

All students must take the comprehensive examination, or 
complete an oral defense of a thesis (PHED 502) or an 
oral defense of a project (PHED 501 ) under the guidance 
of an adviser. 



Total minimum credits: 30 



Total minimum credits: 30 



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High School Education 
Middle School Education 
Educational Leadership 
Instructional Technology 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Associate Professor Lynne Yeamans 

Graduate Program Coordinators: 

Associate Professor John-Michael Bodi 

(SEAS Core Courses), 
Assistant Professor Thomas Brady 

(Accelerated Postbaccalaureate and 

Postbaccalaureate Programs), 
Associate Professor Benedicta Eyemaro 

(Educational Leadership), 
Associate Professor Thanh Nguyen 

(Instructional Technology) 

Professor: Raymond ZuWallack 

Associate Professors: Anne Hird, Theodore Mattocks 

Assistant Professors: Phyllis Gimbel, Stephen Nelson 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1320 
Location: TInsley Center, Room 214 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/seconded 

DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• MAT - (High School/Middle School) (professional licensure) 
Areas: biology, creative arts, English, history, mathematics, 
music, physical science, physics 

• MEd in Educational Leadership (initial licensure) 

• MEd in Educational Leadership (non-licensure) 

• MEd in Instructional Technology 

POSTBACCALAUREATE LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

• Secondary Education 

(High School/Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist) 
Areas: biology, chemistry, dance, earth sciences, English, his- 
tory, mathematics, music, physics, theater, visual art 

• Educational Leadership (initial licensure) 

• Instructional Technology (all levels) 



POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE PROGRAM 

• Educational Leadership 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY PROGRAMS (CAGS) 

• Educational Leadership 

• Educational Leadership (non-licensure) 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Secondary Education 
Secondary Education - High School 

(Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, 
mathematics, physics) 

Secondary Education - Middle School 

(Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, 

mathematics, physics) 

Secondary Education - Middle-High School 
(Area: visual art) 

Secondary Education - PreK-Middle School 
(Area: visual art) 

Secondary Education - PreK-High School 

(Areas: dance, health/family and consumer science, 

music, theater) 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 

All courses are structured to address the transition toward the 
contemporary concerns of human development, diversity, equity 
and ethics. The learner is regarded as one who has an active role 
in construaing his/her knowledge base, values and attitudes. The 
varied cultural backgrounds of students and teachers are seen 
as a positive context in which one can listen, consider and learn. 
The department sees its role as interaaive with other education 
departments and with the School of Arts and Sciences, address- 
ing joint missions and fostering the development of curriculum, 
methodologies and perspeaives that enhance the individual 
and society. 

All students who intend to become licensed educators must 
apply for admission and be accepted into professional education 
through the School of Education and Allied Studies. All students 
seeking licensure must consult the seaion of this catalog entitled 
"School of Education and Allied Studies" for information per- 
taining to the state regulations for the licensure of educational 
personnel and important institutional deadlines. 

Students are advised to check the secondary education and 
preprofessional programs Web site periodically at 
www.bridgew.edu/seconded/. 

INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA MINOR 

This program is inaaive. 



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SECONDARY EDUCATION MINOR (HIGH 
SCHOOL (8-12), MIDDLE SCHOOL (5-8), 
PreK-12 SPECIALIST) 

The department offers a minor in secondary education. A student 
selecting this minor must select a major in an appropriate aca- 
demic discipline. The major requirements for each academic disci- 
pline, including cognates and the secondary education minor, are 
described on the following pages. 

The secondary education minor is designed for students 
who intend to qualify for a teacher license in one of the 
following areas: 

Secondary Education - High School 

(Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, 

mathematics, physics) 
Secondary Education - Middle School 

(Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, 

mathematics, physics) 
Secondary Education - Middle-High School 

(Area: visual art) 
Secondary Education - PreK-Middle School 

(Area: visual art) 
Secondary Education - PreK-High School 

(Areas: dance, health/family and consumer science, music, 

theater) 
Teacher of Biology (5-8) 
Teacher of Biology (8-12) 
Teacher of Chemistry (5-8) 
Teacher of Chemistry (8-12) 
Teacher of Dance (all levels) 
Teacher of Earth Science (5-8) 
Teacher of Earth Science (8-12) 
Teacher of English (5-8) 
Teacher of English (8-12) 
Teacher of Health/Family and Consumer Sciences 

(all levels) 
Teacher of History (5-8) 
Teacher of History (8-12) 
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8) 
Teacher of Mathematics (8-12) 
Teacher of Music (all levels) 
Teacher of Physics (5-8) 
Teacher of Physics (8-12) 
Teacher of Theater (all levels) 
Teacher of Visual Art (Pi eK-8) 
Teacher of Visual Art (5-12) 

In addition to majoring in an appropriate academic discipline 
(see Academic Disciplines for Secondary Education Minors), stu- 
dents seeking 5-8, 8-1 2, or PreK-1 2 licensure must also complete 
the secondary education minor, and meet all requirements for 
acceptance into the program. 



High School (biology, chemistry, 

earth sciences, English, history, mathematics, 

physics -grades 8-12) Credits 

*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

An appropriate "strategies for teaching" course: 

HSED 412, HSED 414, HSED 422 or HSED 465 3 

EDHM 490 Teaching Practicum 12 

Cognate Courses 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in any other education courses. 

Total minimum credits: 33 

Middle School: (biology, chemistry, 

earth sciences, English, history, mathematics, 

physics - grades 5-8) Credits 

*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

An appropriate "strategies for teaching" course: 

MSED 450, MSED 451, MSED 456 or MSED 465 3 

EDHM 490 Teaching Practicum 12 

Cognate Courses 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in any other education courses. 

Total minimum credits: 33 

PreK-8, 5-12 and PreK-12 Specialists 
(dance, health/family and consumer 
science, music, theater, visual art) Credits 

*EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 3 

EDHM 335 Assessment and Planning 3 

EDHM 445 Content Area Reading, Writing and Study Skills 3 

An appropriate "strategies for teaching" course: 
EDHM 413, EDHM 424, EDHM 425, EDHM 459 or 

HEAL 450 3 

EDHM 490 Teaching Practicum 12 

Cognate Courses 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in any other education courses. 

Total minimum credits: 33 



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ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES FOR SECONDARY 
EDUCATION MINORS 

Students desiring to complete a minor in secondary education 
(high school, middle school, PreK- 1 2) must also complete an aca- 
demic major. Appropriate academic majors, along with major and 
cognate requirements, are listed below. It is important to note 
that in many cases the major or cognate requirements for stu- 
dents seleaing an education minor are somewhat different from 
those that hold for students who do not minor in education. 

Biology (Teacher of Biology 5-8 or 8-12) 

See the " Biological Sciences" section of this catalog for discipline 
area requirements. 

Chemistry (Teacher of Chemistry 5-8 or 8-12) 

See the "Chemical Sciences" seaion of this catalog for discipline 
area requirements. 

Dance (Teacher of Dance - all levels) 

See the "Theater and Dance" section of this catalog for discipline 
area requirements. 

Earth Sciences (Teacher of Earth Sciences 



5-8 or 8-12) 

Major courses Credits 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 4 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 210 Oceanography 3 

EASC 215 Solar System Astronomy 3 

EASC 250 Geomorphology 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 360 Petrology (Writing Intensive in the Major Core 

Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 4 

EASC 496 Seminar in Geology 1 

GEOG 221 Meteorology 3 

Plus nine additional semester hours of approved 

earth sciences electives 9 

Cognate Courses 

MATH 151-152 Calculus l-ll 6 

or 

MATH 141-142 Elements of Calculus l-ll 

CHEM 131-132 Survey of Chemistry l-ll 7 

or 

CHEM 141-142 Chemical Principles l-ll 
One year of physics or biology 8 



Total minimum credits: 60 

English (Teacher of English 5-8 or 8-12) 

See the "English " seaion of this catalog for discipline area 
requirements. 



Mathematics (Teacher of Mathematics 

5-8 or 8-12) Credits 

See the "Mathematics and Computer Science" section of this cata- 
log for discipline area requirements. 

Music (Teacher of Music - all levels) 

See the "Music" seaion of this catalog for discipline area 
requirements. 

Physics (Teacher of Physics 5-8 or 8-12) 

Requirements: Completion of the secondary education minor, the 
BA or BS in physics, and PHYS 1 07 Exploring the Universe. 
See the "Physics" seaion of this catalog for BA or BS in physics 
requirements. 

Theater (Teacher of Theater - all levels) 

See the "Theater and Dance" seaion of this catalog for discipline 
area requirements. 

Visual Art (Teacher of Visual Art PreK-8 or 5-12) 

See the "Art" seaion of this catalog for discipline area require- 
ments. 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The Department of Secondary Education and Professional 
Programs offers several programs designed to meet the needs of 
graduate students. 

An Accelerated Postbaccalaureate licensure program (APB) 
leading to initial licensure in designated high school (8-12), 
middle school (5-8), and PreK- 12 special subjea areas is offered. 

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program, in con- 
junaion with several of the arts and sciences departments of the 
college, designed for secondary school teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license is offered. 

In addition, the department offers the degree of Master of 
Education (MEd) in educational leadership and instruaional 
technology. 

A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in educa- 
tion with a focus on educational leadership is offered. (In addi- 
tion, Bridgewater State College CAGS graduates who apply 
to and are accepted into a collaborative doaoral program in 
educational leadership at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell 
may apply up to 1 2 CAGS credits toward the 48 credits required 
for the degree.) 



History (Teacher of History 5-8 or 8-12) 

See the "History" seaion of this catalog for discipline area 
requirements. 



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ACCELERATED POSTBACCAL AUREATE 
PROGRAM (APB): INITIAL LICENSURE FOR 
HIGH SCHOOL (SUBJECT AREAS: 8-12), 
MIDDLE SCHOOL (SUBJECT AREAS: 5-8) 
TEACHERS AND PreK-12 SPECIALISTS 
Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Thomas Brady 

The Accelerated Postbaccalaureate (APB) program is a rigor- 
ous, accelerated graduate level program of study (1 5 credits) 
that leads to initial teacher licensure. Recognizing the unique 
strengths of nontraditional licensure candidates, the APB pro- 
gram is designed for individuals who are committed to becoming 
outstanding teachers. 

The APB program is designed for persons who have a 
bachelor's degree and are seeking initial licensure in one of the 
following fields: 

Teacher of Biology (5-8) 
Teacherof Biology (8-12) 
Teacher of Chemistry (5-8) 
Teacherof Chemistry (8-12) 
Teacher of Dance (all levels) 
Teacher of Earth Sciences (5-8) 
Teacher of Earth Sciences (8-12) 
Teacher of English (5-8) 
Teacherof English (8-12) 
Teacherof History (5-8) 
Teacher of History (8-12) 
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8) 
Teacher of Mathematics (8-12) 
Teacher of Music (all levels) 
Teacher of Physics (5-8) 
Teacher of Physics (8-12) 
Teacher of Theater (all levels) 
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8) 
Teacher of Visual Art (5-12) 

APB Admission Criteria 

Candidates for the APB program will be admitted by the Office 
of Graduate Admission Enrollment Management based upon 
the recommendation of the APB coordinator. The coordinator 
will base the admissions recommendations on the candidate's 
potential to be an effective teacher based on multiple indicators 
including, but not limited to, the following: 

• An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 

• Content competence demonstrated by: 

A passing score on the subject matter test of the 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL). 

Note: Candidates who are applying for a license in a field in 
which they did not major are subject to a review of their course 
background in the license area. Additional content courses may 
be required. 

• Literacy, communication and academic competence as 
demonstrated by a passing score on the communication and 
literacy MTEL® 

• Experience with youth at the licensure level 



Evidence to be submitted by the program candidate includes: 

• Completed application 

• Statement of desire to be a teacher 

• Resume 

• Transcripts 

• MTEL® scores 

• GRE scores (optional) 

• Descriptions of appropriate life experiences 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

For APB application material and information, contact the Office 
of Graduate Admissions Enrollment Management. 

APB Curriculum Credits 

EDHM 550 Middle and High School Education: Theory 

into Practice (course includes 40 hours of fieldwork) 3 

EDHM 552 Curriculum and Instruction in Middle and High 
School Mathematics and Science 3 



or 

EDHM 553 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle and 
High School Arts and Humanities (course includes 40 hours 
of fieldwork) 

Note: History candidates in the APB program must also 
complete MSED 450 or HSED 412 after successful completion 
of EDHM 550 and EDHM 553 (three credits). 

EDHM 554 Student Teaching Practicum 6 

or 

EDHM 556 Employment-Based Practicum 
EDHM 558 The Reflective Middle and High School 
Practitioner (includes submission of a complete 

competence portfolio) 3 

Total minimum credits: 15 
Note: As an alternative to the APB program, the Department 
of Secondary Education and Professional Programs will allow 
accepted postbaccalaureate students to follow the undergradu- 
ate course sequence listed earlier in this departmental section 
of the catalog under the heading of Secondary Education Minor. 
The cognates, SPED 203 and PSYC 227 are not a requirement. 
Contact the program coordinator for details and the School of 
Graduate Studies for application information. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING 
(PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE) 

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high 
school and middle school subject area teachers who have an 
initial license and are seeking a professional license in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed 
to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is 
part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in 
the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree pro- 
gram will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already 
hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire 
additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline. 



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Applicants not holding a bachelor's degree in the content 
area being pursued for the MAT are subjea to a transcript review 
to determine whether additional content course work will be 
required as program prerequisites. 

MATs are available in the following areas; 

Biology 

Creative Arts 

English 

History 

Mathematics 

Music 

Physical Science 
Physics 

Students should consult the "School of Graduate Studies" 
seaion of the catalog for information regarding graduate pro- 
gram procedures. 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of course 
work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work 
completed during the junior and senior years 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and verbal 
parts of the GRE General Test 

• An initial teaching license and teaching experience 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

Program Requirements 

Educaton Master's Core Courses Credits 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

EDMC 531 The Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 3 

EDMC 532 The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy 3 

EDMC 533 The Standards-Based Classroom: 

Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners 3 

EDMC 538 The Professional Teacher (final program course) 3 

Concentration Electives 

A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic 
area of concentration, which meet the academic and 
professional objectives of the student. For details, please 
refer to the appropriate academic department section 
of this catalog 18 

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is also 

required. 

Total minimum credits: 33 



EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 
GRADUATE PROGRAM 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Benedicta Eyemaro 

LEAD: LEADING EDUCATORS THROUGH 
ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT 

The LEAD program will accommodate people of varied back- 
grounds, prior experience and abilities who are interested in 
becoming school administrators. The program incorporates a 
team approach to prior learning assessment and administration 
preparation, a flexible continuum of learning experiences and an 
induction and mentonng program to support and retain 
administrators. 

The LEAD program is an accelerated initial licensure program 
designed to prepare students for the following professions: 

Supervisor/Direaor (all levels) 

Administrator of Special Education (all levels) 

School Business Administrator (all levels) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12) 

Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent (all levels) 

Admission Requirements 

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a mini- 
mum GPA of 2.8 

• Letter of intent articulating participant's philosophy of edu- 
cational leadership in times of change 

• Three letters of recommendation 

• Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts 

• Initial licensure in other area dependent upon administra- 
tive licensure sought (exceptions are granted on a case by 
case basis as approved by the Massachusetts Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education) 

• Passing score on the Communication and Literacy 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 
NOTE: Conditional acceptance into the program may be 
granted without the MTEL® score. However, full admission 
will only be granted if the passing score is submitted by the 
conclusion of the second semester in the program. 

LEAD - POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM 
IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (INITIAL 
LICENSURE) 

Credits 

EDLE 509 Seminar for Future Leaders 3 

EDLE 511 Educational Leadership and 

Managerial Effectiveness 3 

EDLE 564 Selection and Development of Educational 

Personnel : 3 

EDLE 565 School Finance and Business Administration 3 

EDLE 569 Legal Aspects of School Administration 3 



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^liiiiiiHllli 



Secondary Educ 
Professional Programs 



Choose one course from one of the following groups, 
dependent on licensure sought 

• Principal/Assistant Principal 

EDLE 561 Elementary School Administration 
EDLE 562 High School Administration 
EDLE 563 Middle School Administration 

• Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent 

EDLE 591 Seminar in Administration: The Superintendency 

• Special Education Administrator 

SPED 512 Organization and Administration of 
Special Education 

• School Business Manager 
POLI 521 Public Finance 

or 

POLI 592 Special Topics in Public Administration 

• Supervisor/Director 

EDMC 531 Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 



• Supervisor/Director 

EDMC 531 Standards-Based Classroom: Curriculum 

A six credit practicum from below is required 6 

EDLE 679 Practicum in School Business 
EDLE 680 Practicum in Administration of Special Education 
EDLE 683 Practicum in Supervisorship/Directorship 
EDLE 684 Practicum in Elementary School Principalship 
EDLE 685 Practicum in Middle School Principalship 
EDLE 686 Practicum in High School Principalship 
EDLE 687 Practicum in Superintendency/Assistant 

Superintendency 
EDLE 688 Practicum in Directorship of Guidance 
EDLE 689 Practicum in Directorship of Pupil Personnel 

Services 

The portfolio review in EDLE 509 will include training in the 
development of an elearonic portfolio, which is an exit require- 
ment for the student's program. 

Total minimum credits: 24 
Courses in the LEAD program can be transferred into the master's 
degree or CAGS program in educational leadership. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

The Master of Education degree (MEd) in educational leadership 
program is designed to prepare students for the following posi- 
tions in school administration: 



A six-credit practicum is required 6 

EDLE 580 Practicum in Administration of Special Education 
EDLE 582 Practicum in School Business Administration 
EDLE 583 Practicum in Supervisorship/Directorship 
EDLE 584 Practicum in Elementary School Principalship 
EDLE 585 Practicum in Middle School Principalship 
EDLE 586 Practicum in High School Principalship 
EDLE 587 Practicum in Superintendency/Assistant 
Superintendency 

The portfolio review in EDLE 509 will include training in the Supervisor/Director (all levels) 

development of an electronic portfolio, which is an exit require- Administrator of Special Education (all levels) 

ment for the student's program. School Business Administrator (all levels) 

Total minimum credits: 24 School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6) 

School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8) 

LEAD - POSTMASTER'S PROGRAM School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12) 

IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels) 
(INITIAL LICENSURE) These programs have been approved for licensure purposes 

Credits Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 

Education. This includes licensure reciprocity with signatory 

EDLE 509 Seminar for Future Leaders 3 spates under the Interstate Certification Compact. 

EDLE 664 The Personnel Function of Public Schools 3 • j j j * u 

EDLE 665 Fiscal Aspects of School Administration 3 'T"^' P°""' '^^'°^T , 

EDLE 669 Concepts and Cases in School Law 3 ^^h > had three years ennployment 

cm c C77 cwrt^rrTr Di.nr^ioo f^r c^, i«„ , 1 1 r.-.A^rr 2 ^nder that license will be eligible for administrator licensure at 

EDLE 677 Systems Planning tor Educational Leaders 3 ^, , ^. r^.. ^ ^ ^. r^.- *u 

Choose one course from one of the following groups, f 7 f uTT'^- '^"'^ 

dependent on licensure sought . 3 °" *^ School of Graduate Studies. 

• Principal/Assistant Principal ^^^^ completion of their program option, students seek- 
EDLE 661 Effective School Leadership for Elementary Schools '"9 Massachusetts licensure must possess an appropriate 
EDLE 662 Effective School Leadership for Middle Schools Massachusetts initial license and have had three years of 

EDLE 663 Effective School Leadership for High Schools employment in the role covered by that license, except where not 

. Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent ^^^^'^^^ "^^"^^^^ ^^^ulations. 

EDLE 691 The School Superintendency ^ minimum of 36 approved graduate credits is required in 

. Special Education Administrator ^^'f, ^^^ree program. It should be understood that those who 

SPED 512 Organization and Administration of Special ^"^'^'Pf ^^e of the above positions, such as a 

Education superintendency, should plan to do graduate work beyond the 

^ ^ , minimum. 

• School Business Manager a i- * • j* u im.- *u 
POLI 521 Public Finance Applicants are required to submit a qualifying score on the 

Communications and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts 

POLI 592 Special Topics in Public Administration ^^'"'''^ ^^''^''^'^ (^TEL). 



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Professional Programs 



Students may choose one of the following program options: 

• supervisor/director (various levels) 

• administrator of special education (all levels) 

• school business administrator (all levels) 

• school principal/assistant principal (PreK-6), school princi- 
pal/assistant principal (5-8), school principal/assistant prin- 
cipal (9-12) 

• superintendent/assistant superintendent (all levels) 

As part of their chosen program option, students must satisfacto- 
rily complete the following curriculum: 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum 2.75 GPA based upon four years of work or a 
minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work com- 
pleted during the junior and senior years 

• A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation (one from 
supervisor) 

• An essay on the candidate's philosophy of educational 
leadership 

Program of Study Credits 

EDLE 510 Seminar on Educational Leadership for 

the Future (may be taken prior to admission; prerequisite to 
all other 500-level EDLE courses in the program) 3 

EDLE 51 1 Educational Leadership and Managerial 

Effectiveness 3 

EDLE 530 Research Applications for School 

Leaders 3 

EDLE 564 Selection and Development of Educational 

Personnel 3 

EDLE 565 School Finance and Business Administration 3 

EDLE 567 Human Concerns in the Schools 3 

or 

EDLE 579 Diversity Issues for School Leaders 

EDLE 569 Legal Aspects of School Administration 3 

EDLE 572 Technology for School Administrators 3 

EDLE 578 Curriculum Improvement 3 

Complete one additional course from below 3 

License Area - License Content Courses 
Principle/Assistant Principal - EDLE 561 or EDLE 562 or 

EDLE 563 
Superintendency- EDLE 591 
Curriculum/Supervisor - EDMC 531 
Special Education Administrator - SPED 512 
School Business Administrator - POL! 521 or POL! 592 

Complete one of the following practica 6 

EDLE 580 Practicum in Administration of Special Education 
EDLE 582 Practicum in School Business Administration 
EDLE 583 Practicum in Supervisorship/Directorship 
EDLE 584 Practicum in Elementary School Principalship 



EDLE 585 Practicum in Middle School Principalship 
EDLE 586 Practicum in High School Principalship 
EDLE 587 Practicum in Superintendency/Assistant 
Superintendency 

Exit Requirement 

All candidates must successfully complete a leadership e-folio 
and pass the comprehensive examinations as exit requirements 
from the program. 

Upon completion of their program option, students seeking 
Massachusetts licensure must possess an appropriate initial 
license and have had three years of employment in the role 
covered by that license. This must be documented in order to 
become licensed. 

MEd comprehensive examinations are given to and/or digital 
portfolios are submitted by the committee during the months of 
November and March only. Students should consult the college 
calendar in this catalog for examination request deadlines. 

Total minimum credits: 36 
For additional information relative to this program, students not 
yet accepted should consult with the coordinator of the program. 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP (NON-LICENSURE) 

Admission Requirements 

• A minimum GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or 
a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 based upon work 
completed during junior and senior years 

• Passing scores on the Communications and Literacy Skills 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

• Three letters of recommendation (one from supervisor) 

• An essay on candidate's philosophy of educational 
leadership 

Program of Study 

EDLE 510 Seminar on Educational Leadership for the Future 3 

(may be taken prior to admission; prerequisite to all other 

EDLE 500 courses in the program) 
EDLE 511 Educational Leadership and Managerial 

Effectiveness 3 

EDLE 530 Research Applications for School Leaders 3 

EDLE 564 Selection and Development of Educational 

Personnel 3 

EDLE 565 School Finance and Business Administration 3 

EDLE 569 Legal Aspects of School Administration 3 

EDLE 572 Technology for School Administrators 3 

EDLE 578 Curriculum Improvement 3 

EDLE 579 Diversity Issues for School Leaders 

or 

EDLE 567 Human Concerns in the Schools 3 

Three courses (nine credits) in electives from any graduate 
500-level course offered in the School of Education and 

Allied Studies : 9 

Total minimum credits: 36 



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Professional Programs 



Exit Requirement 

All candidates must successfully complete a leadership e-folio 
and pass the comprehensive examinations as exit requirements 
from the program. 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) IN EDUCATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

Graduate students who hold a master's degree in a field of 
education and who are seeking further study in educational 
leadership may pursue the Certificate of Advanced Graduate 
Study (CAGS) program. This program is designed to enable the 
student to: 

• Take educational initiatives by encouraging innovation, plan- 
ning and implementing strategic change and having the self- 
confidence to be a risk-taker 

• Analyze and prioritize problems by acquiring and interpreting 
key information and by resisting premature judgments 

• Build and maintain teams for continuous improvement of 
teaching and learning by communicating expectations and 
by developing and empowering others 

• Expand learning opportunities for all constituencies by hav- 
ing and advocating a need to be a lifelong learner 

Program Description 

The CAGS in Educational Leadership is a cohort, weekend 
program through which students earn 34 credits beyond the 
master's and may meet state certification requirements for edu- 
cational leaders through a college-sponsored internship. 

In the cohort model, a group of 1 8-24 students begins 
the program together and moves through it as a group. Class 
sessions are planned for Friday evening and all day Saturday. 
Classes are held on six weekends in the fall and spring semesters. 
Summer courses for the CAGS program are offered on a flexible 
schedule. 

Students who complete the CAGS program and wish to pur- 
sue a doctoral degree receive an additional benefit. Bridgewater 
State College graduates who apply to and are accepted into the 
doctoral program in educational leadership at UMass-Lowell may 
apply 1 2 of the credits earned toward the 48 credits required as 
part of the doctorate degree. 

Admission Standards and Criteria 

Entrance to the program will be determined based upon the 
following 

• Master's degree from an accredited college or university 
(official transcript required) 

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 

• Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate 
supervisor) 

• Completed application form 

• Academic licensure through Massachusetts Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education 



• Qualifying score on the Communication and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL) 

• An essay on the candidate's philosophy of educational 
leadership 

Program of Study 

The initial courses in this program are designed in part to start 
students working on their leadership projects - introduction to 
CAGS, research issues for school administration, and systems 
planning. The remaining courses are designed to provide a 
sound knowledge base for practitioners and meet state licensure 
requirements. 



Content Courses Credits 

EDLE 670 Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 
(CAGS) Seminar (may be taken prior to admission; 
prerequisite to all other 600-level EDLE courses) 3 

EDLE 664 The Personnel Function of Public Schools 3 

EDLE 665 Fiscal Aspects of School Administration 3 

EDLE 579 Diversity Issues for School Leaders 
or 

EDLE 667 Communication Between and Among 

School Stakeholders. 3 

EDLE 669 Concepts and Cases in School Law.. 3 

EDLE 672 Technology for Administrators 3 

EDLE 675 Research Issues in School Administration 3 

EDLE 677 Systems Planning for Educational Leaders 3 

EDLE 678 Curriculum Development and 

Program Management 3 

EDLE 681 CAGS Extern 3 



Note: Students who do not complete EDLE 681 in an academic 
year will be required to register for EDLE 682 CAGS Extern II 
(1 credit) each semester thereafter (fall and spring) until the 
project is complete. 

Complete one additional course from below 3 

Licensure Area - Licensure Content Courses 
Principal/Assistant Principal - EDLE 661 or EDLE 662 
or EDLE 663 

Superintendency- EDLE 691 
Curriculum/Supervisor- EDMC 531 
Special Education Administrator - SPED 512 
School Business Administrator - POLI 521 or PQLI 592 
Director of Guidance and Pupil Personnel - EDMC 531 

Practicum 

Complete a six-credit practicum based on licensure sought 6 

EDLE 603 Directed Study in School Administration 
EDLE 679 Practicum in School Business 
EDLE 680 Practicum in Administration of Special Education 
EDLE 683 Practicum in Supervisorship/Directorship 
EDLE 684 Practicum in Elementary School Principalship 
EDLE 685 Practicum in Middle School Principalship 
EDLE 686 Practicum in High School Principalship 



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EDLE 687 Practicum in Superintendency/Assistant 

Superintendency 
EDLE 688 Practicum in Directorship of Guidance 
EDLE 689 Practicum in Directorship of Pupil Personnel 

Services 

Exit Requirement 

All candidates must successfully complete a leadership e-folio 
and pass written and oral comprehensive examinaitons as exit 
requirements from the program. 

Total minimum credits: 39 



CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE 
STUDY (CAGS) IN EDUCATIONAL 
LEADERSHIP (NON-LICENSURE) 

Admission Requirements 

• Master's degree from an accredited colloege or university 
(official transcript required) 

• A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 

• A completed application form 

• Qualifying scores on the Communication and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® 
(MTEL) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

• Three letters of recommendation (one from immediate 
supervisor) 

• An essay on candidate's philosophy of educational 
leadership 



Program of Study 

EDLE 579 Diversity Issues for School Leaders 
or 

EDLE 667 Communication Between and Among School 

Stakeholders 3 

EDLE 670 Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Seminar 3 

(may be taken prior to admission; prerequisite to all other 

EDLE 600-level courses) 

EDLE 664 The Personnel Function of Public Schools 3 

EDLE 665 Fiscal Aspects of School Administration 3 

EDLE 669 Concepts and Cases in School Law 3 

EDLE 672 Technology for School Administrators 3 

EDLE 675 Research Issues in School Administration 3 

EDLE 677 Systems Planning for Educational Leaders 3 

EDLE 678 Curriculum Development and Program 

Management 3 

EDLE 681 CAGS Extern 3 

Exit Requirement 



All candidates must successfully complete a leadership e-folio 
and pass written and oral comprehensive examinations as exit 
requirements from the program. 

Total minimum credits: 30 

LIBRARY MEDIA GRADUATE PROGRAM 

This program is inaaive. 



INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 
GRADUATE PROGRAM 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Thanh Nguyen 

POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IN 
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (ALL 
LEVELS) (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for students who have a bachelor's 
degree and seek initial licensure in instructional technology 
(all levels). 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be 
admitted by the School of Graduate Studies and the School of 
Education and Allied Studies. 

• A minimum GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of course work 
or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work com- 
pleted during the junior and senior years 

• 'Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one 
letter of recommendation should be an academic reference 
from a professor. 

• A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills 
portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure ® 
(MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Please note that admissions decisions to the postbaccalaureate 
programs are made on a rolling basis when applications are 
submitted within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the 
academic semester. 

Anyone with an undergraduate GPA less than 2.8 should 
contact the School of Graduate Studies for information regarding 
a low-GPA remedy. 

Non-degree students will be allowed to enroll in two courses 
or six credits prior to matriculation. 

Students admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Instruaional 
Technology program will be allowed to transfer four courses or 
1 2 credits into the postbaccalaureate program with the permis- 
sion of the program coordinator, providing that the courses com- 
pleted meet the course requirements for the postbaccalaureate 
program. 



Course requirements Credits 

INST 509 Foundations of Instructional Technology 3 

INST 522 InstructionalDesign 3 

INST 523 Information Access and the Internet 3 

INST 526 Making Connections: Networking 3 

INST 529 Assistive Technology 3 

INST 596 Clinical Experience 6* 



Total minimum credits: 21 
*Six credits are required in the clinical experience, INST 596, 
unless three credits are waived by the School of Education and 
Allied Studies due to licensure status. 



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Students successfully completing the program are eligible 
to apply for initial Massachusetts Licensure in Instructional 
Technology (all levels). 



graduate coordinator, providing that the courses completed meet 
the course requirements for the Master of Education degree in 
instructional technology. 

Requirements for completion of the Master of 
Education Degree in instructional Technology Program 

Successful completion of the Master of Education degree in 
instruaional technology requires that a candidate complete a 
30-credit program of study and a research projea, and pass a 
I comprehensive examination based on the research projea. 



Required Courses Credits 

INST 509 Foundations of InstructionalTechnology 3 

INST 522 Instructional Design 3 

INST 523 Information Access and the Internet 3 

INST 524 Technology Leadership 3 

INST 526 Making Connections: Networking 3 

INST 529 Assistive Technology 3 

INST 525 Emergent Technology and Learning Environments 3 

or 

INST 552 Multimedia for Educators 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

INST 590 Seminar in Instructional Technology: Research and 

Analysis 3 

INST 595 Advanced Research Seminar 3 



Total minimum credits: 30 

POSTMASTER'S LICENSURE IN 
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

This program is inactive. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN 
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHONOLOGY 

This 30-credit program prepares leaders in teaching with current 
technology, both in PreK- 12 schools and in adult professional 
settings. The program combines technical skills and knowledge 
with current teaching and learning theory and aims to develop 
understanding of the dynamic relationship between technology 
and the organization into which it is introduced. 

Applicants must meet the criteria below in order to be 
admitted by the School of Graduate Studies and the School of 
Education and Allied Studies. 

• Completed application for admission, including $50 applica- 
tion fee 

• A minimum CPA of 2.8 based upon four years of course work 
or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work com- 
pleted during the junior and senior years 

• Three appropriate letters of recommendation. At least one 
letter of recommendation should be an academic reference 
from a professor. 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

• A composite score of 900 on the quantitative and ver- 
bal parts of the GRE general test or a qualifying score 
on the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the 
Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

Admission decisions to the Master of Education degree in 
instructional technology program are made on a deadline basis. 
Current admission deadlines are Feb. 1 5 for summer session 
admission, May 1 5 for fall semester admission and Oct. 1 for 
spring semester admission. For students with an undergraduate 
GPA less than 2.8, a low-GPA remedy is available. 

Note: Students who have been admitted and completed the 
Graduate Certificate in InstructionalTechnology are permitted to 
transfer four courses or 1 2 credits into the Master of Education 
in Instruaional Technology program with the permission of the 
graduate coordinator providing that the courses completed meet 
the course requirements for the Master of Education degree in 
instructional technology. Students who have been admitted 
and completed the posibaccalaureate program are permitted to 
transfer five courses or 1 5 credits into the Master of Education 
in Instruaional Technology program with the permission of the 



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Communication Disorders 



FACULTY 

Chairperson: Professor Robert MacMillan 

Communication Disorders Program Coordinator: 

Professor Sandra Ciocci 

Graduate Program Coordinator: 

Associate Professor Kenneth Dobush 

Professors: Lisa Battaglino, Jeri Katz, Lidia Silveira 

Associate Professors: David Almeida, Delayne Connor, 
Mary Connor 

Assistant Professor: Ahmed Abdelal 

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1226 
Location: Hart Hall, Room 218 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/speced 



DEGREE PROGRAMS 

• BSE in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Moderate 
Disabilities PreK-8or 5-12) 

• BSE in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Severe 
Disabilities - all levels) 

• BSE in Special Education 
Concentration: Communication Disorders 

• BSE in Elementary Education/MEd in Special Education 
(Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8) 
Dual License program 

• MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of 
Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12) 

• MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of 
Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8) for Elementary 
and Early Childhood Teachers 

• MEd in Special Education (Partial Fulfillment of Professional 
Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities 
PreK-8 or 5-12) 

• MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of 
Students with Severe Disabilities, all levels) 

• MEd in Special Education (Non-licensure) 



POSTBACCALAUREATE LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

• Special Education (Teacher of Students with Moderate 
Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12) 

• Special Education (Teacher of Students with Severe 
Disabilities-all levels) 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS 

• Inclusive Practices in Special Education and Communication 
Disorders 

• Professional Practices in Special Education and 
Communication Disorders 

• Communication Disorders 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION 

Special Education 

The Department of Special Education and Communication 
Disorders offers undergraduate programs designed for students 
interested in obtaining Massachusetts initial licensure as a 
Teacher of Students with Disabilities and a program in preprofes- 
sional studies in communication disorders. 



MAJORS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 

The programs have been designed in accordance with 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education standards and include license reciprocity with 
signatory states under the Interstate Certification Compaa. 
Programs meet standards of the Council for Exceptional 
Children (CEC). The School of Education and Allied Studies 
is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of 
Teacher Education (NCATE). 



BSE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION-TEACHER OF 
STUDENTS WITH MODERATE DISABILITIES 

(PreK-8or5-12) 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates are enrolled in two majors: special education and 
an arts and sciences major 

• Candidates must meet School of Education and Allied 
Studies Professional Education Program admission require- 
ments that include, but are not limited to, passage of the 
Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts 
Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) and an undergraduate 
GPA of 2.8 (with "C-k" or better in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) 
prior to enrolling in SPED 300 or 400 level course work 

Program Requirements 

• In consultation with advisers, undertake appropriate course 
work and activities. 

• Candidates must complete appropriate core curriculum and 
arts and sciences requirements. 

• a) PreK-8 candidates must, prior to the student teaching 

experience, 

1 . complete an appropriate psychology course 
(either PSYC 224 or PSYC 227 or equivalent) 

2. have passed the General Curriculum MTEL® 

b) 5-12 candidates must, prior to the student teaching 
experience, 

1. complete an appropriate psychology course 
(PSYC 227 or equivalent) 

2. have either passed a subject content MTEL® or the 
General Curriculum MTEL® 

• Candidates will also be required to pass the Foundations of 
Reading MTEL® prior to licensure 



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Cognate Requirements 

PreK-8 candidates must complete: 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 3 

or 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology or equivalent 
5-12 candidates must complete: 
PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology or equivalent 3 

Licensure Requirements 

*SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in Schools and Society 3 

SPED 302 Principles and Application of Behavioral 

Management for the Special Needs Learner 3 

SPED 303 Principles and Procedures of Assessment 

of Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 402 Children with Reading Disability: 

Diagnosis and Teaching Strategies 3 

SPED 403 Curriculum Development and 

Implementation for Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 431 Student Teaching Practicum - Moderate 

Disabilities (PreK-8) 6 or 12 

or 

SPED 432 Student Teaching - Moderate Disabilities (5-12) 

Total minimum credits: 27 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

BSE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (TEACHER 
OF STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES 
-ALL LEVELS) 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates are enrolled in two majors, special education and 
an arts and sciences major 

• Candidates must meet School of Education and Allied 
Studies Professional Education Program admission require- 
ments that include, but are not limited to, passage of the 
Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts 
Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) and an undergraduate 
GPA of 2.8 (with "C+" or better in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) 
prior to enrolling in SPED 300 or 400 level course work 

Program Requirements 

• In consultation with advisers, undertake appropriate course 
work and activities 

• Candidates must complete appropriate core curriculum and 
arts and sciences requirements 

• Candidates must submit evidence that they have passed the 
General Curriculum MTEL® prior to the student teaching 
experience 



Licensure Requirements Credits 

*SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

COMD 290 Language Acquisition and Development 3 

SPED 302 Principles and Application of Behavioral 

Management for the Special Needs Learner 3 

SPED 303 Principles and Procedures of Assessment of Special 

Needs Learners 3 

SPED 402 Children with Reading Disability: Diagnosis and 

Teaching Strategies 3 

SPED 41 Instructional and Curricular Strategies for Learners 

with Intensive Special Needs 1 3 

SPED 411 Instructional and Curricular Strategies for Learners 

with Intensive Special Needs II (Writing Intensive in 

the Major Core Curriculum Requirement - CWRM) 3 

SPED 433 Student Teaching - Severe Disabilities 6 or 12 

Total minimum credits: 30 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 

BSE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/MEd 
SPECIAL EDUCATION (TEACHER OF 
STUDENTS WITH MODERATE DISABILITIES 
PreK-8) dual licensure PROGRAM 

The Dual License Program is a joint program between the 
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 
and the Department of Special Education and Communication 
Disorders. 

The Dual License Program leads to both a BSE in Elementary 
Education with Initial License in Elementary Education and an 
MEd in Special Education with endorsement for Initial License as 
a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8). 

The purpose of the program is to develop special-education 
teachers who have an in-depth understanding of special educa- 
tion and the elementary school classroom. 

Undergraduate Program Requirements 

• Students must complete a liberal arts or sciences major. 
The following courses are required to complete the BSE 
Elementary Education/MEd Special Education Dual 
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Cognate Requirements Credits 

ENGL 254 Literature for Elementary Education Majors 3 

GEOG 151 Human Geography 3 

HIST 131 World History to 1500 3 

HIST 221 LJnited States History and Constitutions to 1865 3 

MATH 112 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 3 

MATH 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3 

MATH 114 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III 3 

POL1 1 72 Introduction to American Government 3 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 3 

or 

ELED120 Child Study in Early Childhood and Elementary 
Education Classroom 
Note: Some of the required courses listed above also fulfill 
certain core curriculum requirements 

Additional undergraduate program requirements 

*SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

ELED 310 Teaching Science and Social Studies in the 

Elementary School 3 

ELED 330 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 340 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary 

School (Writing Intensive in the Major Core Curriculum 

Requirement-CWRM) 3 

ELED 350 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 

ELED 360 Teaching in a Standards-Based Inclusive 

Elementary Classroom 3 

or 

SPED 217 Meeting the Needs of all Learners 
ELED 492 Supervised Teaching in Public Schools: 

Elementary ; 6 

SPED 404 Student Teaching Practicum: Inclusion 

Program (PreK-8) 6 

* To be completed prior to admission to professional education 
and enrollment in upper-division education courses. 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
sedion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
vwvw.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

Graduate Program Requirements 

Students must complete the following courses 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners with 

Special Needs: PreK-8 3 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 



SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education 3 

SPED 594 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 6 or 12 

Total minimum graduate credits: 33 

MINOR IN INCLUSIVE PRACTICES 
IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 

Admission Requirements 

• To declare a minor in Inclusive Practices in Special Education 
and Communication Disorders, the candidate must com- 
plete a "Declaration of Minor" card through the Academic 
Achievement Center. The adviser is the Department of 
Special Education and Communication 

Disorders chairperson. 

• Students declaring the minor in Inclusive Practices in Special 
Education and Communication Disorders should contact 
the chairperson of the Department of Special Education and 
Communication Disorders to develop a program plan. 

Required Course Work 

SPED 202 Introduction to Special Education 3 

or 

SPED 21 1 The Early Childhood Learner with Special Needs 
SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

Electives 

Choose one course 3 

ECED 230 The Basics of Early Childhood Education 

EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 

ELED 220 Introduction to Elementary Education 
Choose one course 3 

EDHM 235 Learning and Motivation 

ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and 
Elementary Education Classroom 

PSYC 224 Child Psychology 

PSYC 226 Adolescent Psychology 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 
Choose two courses 6 

COMD 220 Introduction to Communication Sciences 
and Disorders 

COMD 231 Sign Language I 

COMD 290 Language Acquisition and Development 

COMD 312 Language Disorders in Children 

SPED 217 Meeting the Needs of All Learners 

Total minimum credits: 18 



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MINOR IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES 
IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 

Admission Requirements 

• To declare a minor in professional practices in special educa- 
tion and communication disorders, the candidate must com- 
plete a "Declaration of Minor" card through the Academic 
Achievement Center. The adviser is the Department of Special 
Education and Communication Disorders chairperson. 

• Students declaring the minor should contact the chairperson 
of the Department of Special Education and Communication 
Disorders to develop a program plan. 

• Candidates for the minor in professional praaices in special 
education and communication disorders must meet the 
School of Education and Allied Studies Professional Education 
Program admission requirements that include, but are not lim- 
ited to, passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of 
the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) and 
an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 (with "C-i-" or better in ENGL 
101 and ENGL 1 02) prior to enrolling in SPED 300- or 400- 
level course work. 

Credits 

Required course work 6 

SPED 202 introduction to Special Education 
or 

SPED 21 1 The Early Childhood Learner with Special Needs 
SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 

Required professional practices course 

work 6 

SPED 302 Principles and Application of Behavioral Management 

for the Special Needs Learner 
SPED 303 Principles and Procedures of Assessment of Special 

Needs Learners 

Electives 6 

A maximum of three credits may be taken from the 
following 

ECED 230 The Basics of Early Childhood Education 

EDHM 210 Introduction to Teaching 

ELED 220 Introduction to Elementary Education 

A maximum of three credits may be taken 

from the following 
EDHM 235 Learnin_i and Motivation 
ELED 120 Child Study in the Early Childhood and 

Elementary Education Classroom 
PSYC 224 Child Psychology 
PSYC 226 Adolescent Psychology 
PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 

Six credits may be taken from the following 
COMD231 Sign Language I 
COMD 290 Language Acquisition and Development 
COMD 312 Language Disorders in Children 
SPED 217 Meeting the Needs of All Learners 

Total minimum credits: 18 



COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Sandra Ciocci 

The department offers a preprofessional program in communica- 
tion disorders for students interested in preparation for graduate 
study in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. 

Specific information is available from the Department of 
Special Education and Communication Disorders. Contact Dr. 
Sandra Ciocci at 508.53 1 .2628 or sciocci@bridgew.edu. 

CONCENTRATION IN COMMUNICATION 
DISORDERS 

The minimum requirements for the communication 

disorders concentration include the following. Credits 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 3 

COMD 220 Introduction to Communication Sciences 

and Disorders 3 

COMD 281 Speech Anatomy and Physiology 3 

COMD 282 Speech and Hearing Science 3 

COMD 290 Language Acquisition and Development 3 

COMD 294 Phonetics 3 

COMD 312 Language Disorders in Children 3 

COMD 313 Phonology and Articulation Disorders 3 

COMD 351 Introduction to Audiology 3 

COMD 393 Aural Rehabilitation 3 

COMD 480 Clinical Procedures: An Overview 3 

Elective (choose one) 3 

COMD 325 Voice Disorders in Children and Adults 
or 

COMD 381 Neurological Bases of Speech and Language 
Required Cognates 

PSYC 227 Developmental Psychology 3 

ENGL 323 Introduction to Linguistics 3 

Once a student declares communication disorders as a con- 
centration, he or she will be screened for adequate speech and 
language patterns to assure appropriate modeling oif speech 
by therapists. Appropriate recommendations will be made for 
improvement, which the student will be required to follow if he 
or she wishes to pursue a practicum program sequence. 

Total minimum credits: 42 

Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
seaion of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
seaion of this catalog. 



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MINOR IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 

Credits 

COMD 220 Introduction to Communication Sciences and 



Disorders 3 

COMD 281 Speech Anatomy and Physiology 3 

COMD 282 Speech and Hearing Science 3 

COMD 290 Language Acquisition and Development 3 

COMD 294 Phonetics 3 

COMD 351 Introduction to Audiology 3 



Total minimum credits: 18 



GRADUATE PROGRAMS 



SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Kenneth Dobush 

At the graduate level the Department of Special Education and 
Communication Disorders offers several programs designed 
to meet the needs of graduate students. Contaa Dr. Kenneth 
Dobush at 508. 531 .2270 or kdobush@bridgew.edu for specific 
information. An additional resource is located on Blackboard at 
www.bridgew.edu. Username and password: specialprograms. 

For information regarding graduate program application 
procedures and admission standards, students should consult the 
"School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the seaion of 
this catalog entitled "School of Education and Allied Studies" for 
professional education admission and retention information and 
important institutional deadlines. 

Candidates who have enrolled in appropriate course work 
prior to admission are limited in the number of credits (six) that 
can be applied to their degree. Therefore, candidates are urged 
to complete the application for graduate admissions as soon as 
possible. For details regarding transfer credit consult the "School 
of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

POSTBACCALAUREATE INITIAL LICENSURE 
PROGRAMS 

• Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities 
(PreK-8or 5-12) 

• Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels) 

POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM 

- TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE 

DISABILITIES (PreK-8, 5-12) (INITIAL 

LICENSURE) 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies add- 
mission requirements and have a minimum undergraduate 
GPA of 2.8 



• Candidates must submit evidence of passing the 
Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for 
Educator Licensure* (MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

In consultation with an adviser, undertake appropriate course 
work and aaivities including the following. 

• Candidates must complete SPED 202 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B; SPED 21 1 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B; or SPED 510, (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B 

• PreK-8 Candidates must, prior to the student 

teaching experience: 

a) complete an appropriate psychology course 
(either PSYC 224 or PSYC 227 or equivalent) 

b) have passed the General Curriculum MTEL® 

c) complete SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with 
Disabilities (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B 

d) have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL* 

• 5-12 Candidates must, prior to the student teaching expe- 
rience: 

a) complete an appropriate psychology course 
(PSYC 227 or equivalent) 

b) have either passed a subject content MTEL® 
or the General Curriculum MTEL® 

c) complete SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with 
Disabilities (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B 

d) have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL® 

Credits 



Degree/Licensure Requirement 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Licensure Requirements 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 575 Behavioral Intervention in Special Education 3 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners 

with Special Needs (PreK-8) 3 

or 



SPED 505 Applied Curriculum Development or Learners 
with Special Needs (5-12) 
SPED 594 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities 

(PreK-8) (six credits) 6 

or 

SPED 595 Practicum; Moderate Disabilities (5-12) 
(six or 12 credits) 

Total minimum credits: 22 



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POSTBACCALAUREATE PROGRAM • Master of Education in Special Education (Initial Licensure, 

- TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities, all levels) 

SEVERE DISABILITIES (ALL LEVELS) • Master of Education in Special Education (Non-licensure) 

(INITIAL LICENSURE) • Master of Education (Partial Fulfillment of Professional 

Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilites 

Admission Requirements [PreK-8 or 5-12]) 

• Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies add- 

mission requirements and have a minimum undergraduate MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 

f^f,^'^ ^ ^ u u u EDUCATION MODERATE DISABILITIES 

• ^1^:^:::^::^:^:^^ (p-^-s or 5-12) (initial licensure) 

Educator Licensure® (MTEL) Admission Requirements 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate • Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies 
course work requirements and have a minimum undergraduate GPA 

Program Requirements 

i„ , ^A,ir«r . ,nri«rt,i,« -^oor^r^ri -^t^ rr., .rr« * Candidatcs must submlt evIdence that they have passed the 

In consultation with an adviser, undertake appropriate course ^ . nn k-. i -r . x 

^^:w:t:«r tk« foiu..,:r,o. Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for 

work and activities including the tollowing: . ©/MTcn 

^ 1. 1 I ^ni-rv -.«->/ -I \ • I tuucator Licensure (iviitLj 

• Candidates must complete SPED 202 or equivalent) with a ^rr. . • . x n ^ j . j ^ . 
minimum grade of B; SPED 2 1 1 (or equivalent) with a * ^^^'cal transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 

minimum grade of B; or SPED 510 (or equivalent), with a ^^^^ 

minimum grade of B Program Requirements 

• Candidates must complete SPED 402 Children with Reading |n consultation with an adviser, under the appropriate 
Disabilities or SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with course work and activities including the following. 
Disabilities (or equivalent) prior to enrollment in SPED 524 . Candidates must complete SPED 202 (or equivalent) with a 

• Candidates must complete an appropriate developmental minimum grade of B; SPED 21 1 (or equivalent); with a 
psychology course minimum grade of B; or SPED 51 (or equivalent) with a 

• Candidates must submit evidence that they have passed minimum grade of B 

the General Curriculum MTEL® prior to the practicum • PreK-8 Candidates must, prior to the student 

experience teaching experience: 

Degree Requirement Credits ,'°TP''nc appropriate psychology course 

ro^ncr^^r\ * d di • i either PSYC 224 or PSYC 227 or equivalent 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^3, .^^|^^ ^^^L® 

Licensure Requirements c) complete SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 3 Disabilities (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 3 d) have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL® 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 • 5-12 Candidates must, prior to the student teaching expe- 

SPED 575 Behavioral Interventions in Special Education 3 rience: 

SPED 524 Curriculum Development for Learners with a) complete an appropriate psychology course 

Severe Disabilities 1 3 (psvc 227 or equivalent) 

SPED 525 Curriculum Development for Learners with b have either passed a subject content MTEL®. 

Severe Disabilities II ; 3 or the General Curriculum MTEL® 

SPED 593 Practicum: Severe Disabilities 6 or 12 c) complete SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners 

Total minimum credits: 25 ^^jth Disabilities (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B 

d) have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL® 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 

EDUCATION 

• Master of Education in Special Education (Initial Licensure, 
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8 or 
5-12) 

• Master of Education in Special Education (Initial Licensure, 
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8) for 
Elementary/Early Childhood Education Teachers 



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Credits 



Degree Requirements 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Licensure Requirements 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 575 Behavioral Interventions in Special Education 3 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for 

Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8 3 

or 

SPED 505 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners 
with Special Needs: 5-12 

SPED 594 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 6 or 12 

or 

SPED 595 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (5-12) 

Additional Degree Requirements 

EDMC 530 Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 



Total minimum credits: 37* 
Degree requirements include a minimum of 37 approved gradu- 
ate credits and the successful completion of the comprehensive 
examination. 

* On a case-by-case basis an individual course may be waived to 
bring the minimum number of credits to 34. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 
EDUCATION MODERATE DISABILITIES 
(PreK-8) for ELEMENTARY/EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS 
(INITIAL LICENSURE) 

This program is intended for teachers who hold an elementary 
or early childhood education initial license and is designed to 
provide them with: 

• An initial license as a teacher of students with moderate dis- 
abilities, PreK-8, and 

• A Master of Education in Special Education, which fulfills 
the course work requirements for professional licensure in 
elementary or early childhood education 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies admis- 
sion requirements 

• Candidates must submit evidence of Massachusetts 
Elementary or Early Childhood Education Initial Teacher 
License 

• Candidates must submit official transcripts of all undergradu- 
ate and graduate course work 



Program Requirements 

• Candidates must complete SPED 202 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B; SPED 21 1 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B; or SPED 510 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B 

• Candidates must, prior to the student teaching experience, 
complete the appropriate course work listed below 



Degree Requirement Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Licensure Requirements 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education 3 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for 

Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8 3 

SPED 594 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) 6 

Additional Degree Requirements 

EDMC 530 Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

Through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 



Total minimum credits: 37* 
Degree requirements include a minimum of 37 approved 
graduate credits and the successful completion of the 
comprehensive examination. 

* On a case-by-case basis an individual course may be waived to 
bring the minimum number of credits to 34. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 
EDUCATION SEVERE DISABILITIES 
(ALL LEVELS) (INITIAL LICENSURE) 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates must meet all graduate admissions office require- 
ments and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 

• Candidates must submit evidence that they have passed 
the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the 
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course 
work 

Program Requirements 

In consultation with an adviser, appropriate course work and 
activities must include the following: 

• Candidates must complete SPED 202 or SPED 510 or an 
equivalent introductory class in special education 

• Candidates must complete SPED 402 Children with Reading 
Disabilities or SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with 
Reading Disabilities (or equivalent) prior to enrollment in 
SPED 524 



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• Candidates must have completed an appropriate develop- 
mental psychology course 

• Candidates must submit evidence that they have passed the 
General Curriculum MTEL® prior to the internship practicum 
experience 



Degree Requirement Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

License Requirements 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 3 

SPED 517 Language Skills Special Needs Learners 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education 3 

SPED 524 Curriculum Development for Learners with 

Severe Disabilities 1 3 

SPED 525 Curriculum Development for Learners with 

Severe Disabilities II 3 

SPED 593 Practicum: Severe Disabilities 6 or 12 

Additional Degree Requirements 

EDMC 530 Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 



Total minimum credits: 34* 
Degree requirements include a minimum of 34 approved 
graduate credits and the successful completion of the 
comprehensive examination. 

* On a case-by-case basis, an individual course may be waived to 
bring the minimum number of credits to 31 . 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 
EDUCATION (NON-LICENSURE) 

This program is designed for students who wish to earn a mas- 
ter's degree in special education. This program does not lead to 
licensure. 

Admission Requirements 

• Candidates who have enrolled in appropriate course work 
prior to admission are limited in the number of credits six 
that can be applied to their degree. Therefore, candidates are 
urged to complete the application for graduate admissions as 
soon as possible. For details regarding transfer credit, consult 
the "School of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

• All candidates must submit evidence that they have passed 
the Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests 
for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or have earned an acceptable 
score on the Graduate Record Examination 

as a criterion for admission 

• Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies admis- 
sion requirements and have a minimum undergraduate GPA 
of 2.8 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 



Program Requirements 

In consultation with an adviser, appropriate course work and 
activities must include the following. 

Candidates must complete SPED 202 (or equivalent) with a 
minimum grade of B; SPED 2 1 1 (or equivalent) with a minimun 
grade of B; or SPED 5 1 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade 



ofB. 

Degree Requirements Credits 

GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Required Education Course 

EDMC 530 The Teacher as Researcher 3 

Required Special Education Courses 

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education 3 

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners 

with Special Needs PreK-8 3 

or 



SPED 505 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners 



with Special Needs: 5-12 
SPED 522 The Inclusion Classroom: Philosophy and 

Implementation 3 

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures Special Education 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 

SPED 555 Field Experience in Special Education 

(required for those without special education 

experience) 

Elective(s) as determined with an adviser 9 

Suggested electives include, but are not limited to, 
the following: 

SPED 508 Strategies for Diversity 



SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 
SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 
SPED 520 Topics in Special Education 

Total minimum credits: 34 
Degree requirements include a minimum of 34 approved gradu- 
ate credits and successful completion of either written or oral 
comprehensive examination. 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL 
EDUCATION MODERATE DISABILITIES 
(PreK-8 or 5-12) (PROFESSIONAL 
LICENSURE) 

This program is a degree program for partial fulfillment of 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 
Education professional licensure requirements. 



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Admission Requirements 

• Candidates must meet all School of Graduate Studies 
admission requirements and have a minimum undergraduate 
GPA of 2.8 

• Candidates must submit evidence of Massachusetts Special 
Education Initial Teacher License 

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate 
course work 

Program Requirements 

In consultation with an adviser, undertake appropriate course 
work and aaivities. 

Note: Candidates who have enrolled in appropriate course work 
prior to admission are limited in the number of credits (six) that 
can be applied to their degree. Therefore, candidates are urged 
to complete the application for graduate admissions as soon as 
possible. For details regarding transfer credit, consult the "School 
of Graduate Studies" section of this catalog. 

Degree Requirements Credits 
GRPP 501 Graduate Program Planning 1 

Professional Content Core 15 

Appropriate content-based course work as determined with an 
adviser; course work in reading and/or other areas within the arts 
and sciences. 



Professional Discipline Core 

EDMC 530 Teacher as Researcher 3 

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education 3 

SPED 560 Teaching Students with Special Needs 

through Direct/Explicit Instruction 3 

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education 3 

Elective(s) as determined with an adviser 3 



Suggested electives include, but are not limited to, the 
following: 

SPED 517 Language Skills for Special Needs Learners 
SPED 522 The Inclusion Classroom: Philosophy and 
Implementation 

Total minimum credits: 31 
Degree requirements include a minimum of 31 approved gradu- 
ate credits and the successful completion of the comprehensive 
examination. 



COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 
CONCENTRATION 

The graduate-level concentration in communication disorders is 
presently inaaive. For further information, contact the communi- 
cation disorders program coordinator. 



CONCENTRATION IN BILINGUAL SPECIAL 
EDUCATION 

The concentration in bilingual special education is presently 
inaaive. For further information, contact the special education 
program coordinator. 



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Interdisciplinary and 
Preprofessional Programs 



BRIPGEWATER 
STATE COLLEGE 



— (A) Approved Courses 

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE MINOR ARTH 207 Introduction to African Art 

This interdisciplinary nninor, drawing from both high-level LACV 101 Elementary Cape Verdean Creole I 

mathematics courses and finance courses, is ideally suited for GEOG 171 Geography of the Developing World 

mathematics majors or accounting and finance majors who are GEOG 388 Geography of Africa 

interested in preparing for the actuarial science exam and in pur- HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History: Ancient Africa 

suing and aauarial career or a career in a related area. MUSC 109 Beginning African Drumming Ensemble 

MUSC 115 Instrumental Ensemble: African Drumming 

Credits mUSC 162 Music in African Culture 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 PHED 166 African Dance 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting 3 ^g) Optional Courses 

Managerial Finance 3 ^^^^ ^53 Non-Western Literature 

...In ]r\ , I ENGL 497 Seminar: World Literatures and Cultures 

^^lu ' I SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 

MATH 251 Calculus III 3 ^qCI 220 The Developing World 

Tnl ^™ '?r"^ ^ SOCI 280 Genocide and Political Violence 
ACFI 476 Insurance and Risk Management 

ACFI 490 Investments (C) Africans in the Diaspora Courses 

MATH 403 Probability Theory ANTH 215 The Caribbean 

Note: Accounting and finance majors may not choose ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel 

ACFI 476 or ACFI 490 to satisfy the minor requirements. ENGL 317 African-American Literature I 

Mathematics majors may not choose MATH 403 to satisfy ENGL 318 African-American Literature II 

the minor requirements. HIST 465 African-American History 

Total minimum credits: 21 1^. c''''"^\^°''^^°^ 

For further information, interested students should contact Dr. ^upn 1 1, , T ' 

Shannon Donovan of the Department of Accounting and Finance l\\^J: 

or Dr. Uma Shama of the Department of Mathematics and ^^^^ °5 , , "^.^ 

Computer Science. n • n c, 

^ PHED 237 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Fall 

PHED 247 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Spring 

AFRICAN STUDIES MINOR SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

The African studies minor is an interdisciplinary program Total minimum credits: 18 

designed to expose students to the richly diverse countries and For further information, interested students should contact Dr. 

cultures on the African continent and beyond. This Louise Badiane of the Department of Anthropology. 

comprehensive program will allow students to gain a thorough 

understanding of contemporary socio-economic, political, 

cultural and environmental issues pertaining to Africa in a 

globally interconnected world. The courses are drawn from 

more than a dozen affiliated departments. Students will be 

required to complete 18 credits as follows. 



Required Course Credits 

ANTH 209 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3 

Electives 

Five courses (15 credits) from the list of approved 

courses (A) 15 

Notes: No more than six credits may be taken in any one 
department. Three credits may be included in the minor from 
the list of Optional Courses (B). Three credits may be included in 
the minor from the list of Africans in the Diaspora Courses (C). 
Students may include SYS (298/299), Directed Studies (499), 
and/or Study Tours, as appropriate, with consent of the African 
Studies coordinator. 



AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR 

Designed to complement the student's major, this minor program 
examines the development of American society and culture from 
several perspectives. It features a study of the United States 
through a combination of relevant courses in a variety of aca- 
demic areas: history, literature, art and architecture, philosophy, 
religion, political science and others. Through this interdisciplin- 
ary focus, the minor encourages an integrated and inclusive 
sense of the American experience. 

The area around Bridgewater is rich in library and museum 
resources for American studies. In addition to the holdings of 
Boston-area colleges and universities, there are the collections 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Pilgrim Museum, 
Plimouth Plantation, the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, 
Fuller Museum of Art, the Boston and Providence Athenaeums, 
the John Carter Brown Library and the Harris Collection at 
Brown University. Bridgewater itself has the Microbook Library of 
American Civilization and the PCMI humanities collection. 



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A student wishing to pursue a minor in American studies will 
ordinarily be assigned an adviser from the American Studies 
Committee, and will be expeaed to take the following sequence 
of courses in the sophomore, junior and senior years: 



Required Courses Credits 

INTO 220 Introduction to American Studies 3 

INTO 420 American Studies Seminar 3 

Elective Courses 12 



In consultation with an American studies adviser, the student 
will choose a group of at least four additional courses in fields 
related to the program. Most likely these courses will be spread 
over the junior and senioryears. At least two of these additional 
courses must be chosenfrom disciplines outside the student's 
major 

Total minimum credits: 18 
For further information, interested students should contaa the 
Department of English. 



ASIAN STUDIES MINOR 

Credits 

Choose any six of the following courses in at least 

two academic departments 18 

ANTH 216 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 

ARTH 205 Asian Art Survey: India, China, and Japan 

ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

COMM 462 Patterns of Intercultural Communication 

ENGL 253 Non-Western Literature 

GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 

GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia 

GEOG 376 Geography of East Asia 

HIST 151 Asian Civilization 

HIST 473 Asian-American History 

HIST 474 Islamic Civilization to 1400 

HIST 475 The Modern Middle East 

HIST 480 History of Imperial China 

HIST 481 China under Communism 

HIST 482 History of Modern Japan 

HIST 483 South Asia: The Modern Period 

1ST 484 War and Revolution in Modern Asia 

LAAR 101 Elementary Arabic I 

LAAR 102 Elementary Arabic II 

LACH 101 Elementary Chinese I 

LACH 102 Elementary Chinese II 

LAJA 101 Elementary Japanese I 

LAJA 102 Elementary Japanese II 

LAJA 151 Intermediate Japanese 

LAJA 172 Business Japanese 

PHIL 212 Philosophies of India 

PHIL 213 Philosophies of China and Japan 

POLI 330 Asian Politics 

PSYC 200 Non-Western Theories of Personality 

SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 

SOCI 217 East Asian Societies: China and Japan 



SOCI 218 Chinese Society and Culture 

THEA 222 Asian Theater 
* First- and second-year seminars relating to Asia may be peti- 
tioned to be substituted for an Asian studies minor course. 
Study tours to Asia offered in history, art history, sociology, 
theater, geography and management departments vary in spe- 
cial numbers. Courses taken from exchange institutions can be 
counted for up to half of the residency; for example, three out 
of six minor requirements. 

Note: At least half of the minor (nine credits) must be completed 
at Bridgewater State College. 

Total minimum aedits: 18 
For further information, contact Dr. Wing-kai To in the History 
Department. 



CANADIAN STUDIES MINOR 

The minor has been developed as an area study in response to 
faculty, student and regional interest. The national origins of a 
large portion of the population of Southeastern Massachusetts 
reflea strong Canadian ties from both the French and English 
communities. 

The program is designed to supplement and give a multi- 
cultural dimension to one's major by an in-depth study of our 
northern neighbor. The study is presented in the following aca- 
demic areas: history, literature, geography, management, music, 
economics, sociology and political science. 

Students may enter the Canadian studies minor during the 
sophomore or junior year and will be assigned an adviser in their 
major field, usually a member of Canadian Studies. 

Credits 

INTD 200 Introduction to Canadian Studies 3 

Three courses with at least one from each area 9 

A) Area of literature and history 

ENGL 251 Literary Themes: Canadian Literature and 

National Identity 
HIST 487 Canadian History to Confederation 
HIST 488 Canadian History since Confederation 
HIST 489 History of Canadian-American Relations 
HIST 494 Quebec and Canada since 1867 

B) "Area of geography and political science 
GEOG 386 Geography of Canada 

POLI 370 Canadian Foreign Policy: Actors and Issues 
POLI 377 Canadian-American Political Relations 

Two electives, one from each of the following two groups 6 

A) One course selected from the following 
ANTH 206 Native Cultures in North America 
ANTH 328 Archaeology of North America 
ARTH 135-136 Freshman Honors Colloquium 

(when Canadian art is included) 
CRJU 399 Special Topic in Criminal Justice: Youth 

Offenders -Canada/U.S. 
ENGL 251 Literary Themes: Canadian Literature 

and National Identity 
GEOG 386 Geography of Canada 
HIST 487 Canadian History to Confederation 
HIST 488 Canadian History since Confederation 



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HiST 489 History of Canadian-American Relations 
HIST 491 Medicine and Society in the North Atlantic World 
HIST 494 Quebec and Canada since 1 867 
LAFR 101 Elementary French I 
LAFR 102 Elementary French II 
SOCI 313 Family Violence (when Canada is included) 
B) One course selected from the following 
BIOL 117 Environmental Biology: Canada 
ECON 302 The Canadian Economy: A Comparative 

Approach 
ECON 321 International Economics 

(when Canada is included) 
POLI 377 Canadian-American Political Relations 
POLI 386 Canadian Politics 

Total minimum credits: 18 
Students in the minor are encouraged to have some familiarity 
with French. 

For further details contact Dr. Anthony Cicerone of the 
Department of Economics, telephone 508.53 1 .242 1 . 
Web site: www.bridgew.edu/canada 



CHEMISTRY-GEOLOGY MAJOR 

A major in chemistry-geology is offered jointly by the Department 
of Chemical Sciences and the Department of Earth Sciences. This 
program is designed to prepare students for graduate school and 
professional employment in geochemistry and geology. Careers 
in these fields may involve environmental consulting, petroleum, 
mineral and groundwater exploration or research in geochronol- 
ogy, mineralogy, crystallography and oceanography. This major is 
particularly suited to students interested in chemical or geologi- 
cal oceanography. The program is flexible in that it allows the 
student to specialize in a variety of areas by suitable choice of 
electives. 



Chemistry-Geology Major (Leading to 

a BS in Chemistry and Geology) Credits 

CHEM 141 Chemical Principles I 4 

CHEM 142 Chemical Principles II 4 

EASC 100 Physical Geology 3 

EASC 101 Historical Geology 4 

EASC 260 Mineralogy 4 

EASC 450 Geochemistry 4 

Electives 

Two additional semesters of chemistry 6 

Two semesters of physics 6 

Two semesters of mathematics 6 

In addition to the above electives: six hours of chemistry, 
earth sciences, mathematics and/or physics (courses 
must be approved by the student's adviser) 6 



Total minimum credits: 47 



Core Curriculum Requirements 

A minimum of 1 20 earned hours is required for graduation. 
These earned hours include the core curriculum requirements 
as specified in the "Undergraduate Academic Programs" 
section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum Web site, 
www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation 
requirements, see the "Undergraduate Academic Policies" 
section of this catalog. 

The chemistry-geology major at Bridgewater State College is 
recognized by the New England Regional Student Program as an 
undergraduate four-year degree opportunity for residents of New 
England. Students who are legal residents of Connecticut, Maine, 
New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and are accepted 
for study in this major will pay the in-state tuition rate plus sur- 
charge tuition. 



CIVIC EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY 
LEADERSHIP MINOR 

The civic education and community leadership minor consists of 
21 credit hours of course work designed to: 1) provide students 
with an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes leadership and 
community service; 2) build on the college's service-learning mis- 
sion; and, 3) broaden campus efforts to build partnerships with 
local and state community organizations. The learning objec- 
tives associated with the minor include developing students' 
knowledge and understanding of civic leadership and community 
engagement, communication and advocacy, management and 
organizational behavior, local and regional affairs, economic 
development, politics and governance, and social justice and 
social change. 

Because interdisciplinary perspectives are necessary to solve 
most public policy problems, 1 2 different disciplines across the 
campus - anthropology, communication studies, economics, 
English, geography, history, management, philosophy, psychol- 
ogy, political science, social work and sociology - offer courses in 
the program. Students completing this minor will be assigned a 
faculty adviser from one of these departments. For further infor- 
mation, interested students should contact the coordinator of the 
minor. Dr. George Serra, Director of the Department of Political 
Science's Center for Legislative Studies. 

Requirements of the minor 
Grade Requirement 

In addition to the requirements listed below, a grade of "C" or 
above is required in all courses applied toward the minor. 

Foundation course 

It is recommended that students complete the foundation course 
before completing the other components of the minor. 



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Credits 

POLI 201 Citizenship and Community Leadership 3 

Experiential and Service Learning Course 3 

Any of the following courses will satisfy this requirement if: 1) a 
substantial portion of course content is related to issues pertain- 
ing to civic education and community leadership; and 2) the 
student has gained written approval from the chairperson of the 
department offering the course and the coordinator of the minor. 
Students should gain written approval prior to completing an 
experiential or service learning course to ensure that it will satisfy 
this requirement of the minor. 

POLI 498, COMM 498, ECON 498, ENGL 498, GEOG 498, HIST 
498, MGMT 498, PSYC 498, SCWK 498, SOCI 498 
or 

Any course other than POLI 201 that contains a substantial 
service learning component. Students should consult with their 
faculty adviser for the minor to identify such courses. 

Area Requirements 15 

Students must take one course (three credits) from each of 
the following areas. A special topics course or a directed study 
offered by any of the departments listed below will satisfy an 
area requirements if 1 ) a significant portion of course content is 
related to the area requirement and 2) the student has gained 
prior approval from the chairperson of the department offering 
the course and the coordinator of the minor. Students should 
gain written approval prior to completing a special topics course 
or a direaed study to ensure that it will satisfy this requirement 
of the minor. 

In fulfilling the area requirements, students may not take more 
than two courses (six credits) from the same department, and at 
least three of the courses (nine credits) must be at the 300-400 
level. No course can count toward satisfying one of the area 
requirements and the experiential and service-learning require- 
ment listed above; students must choose whether they want a 
course to satisfy an area requirement or the experiential and 
service learning requirement. 

Communication and Advocacy 

COMM 226 Introduction to Public Relations 

COMM 360 Argumentation and Advocacy 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

ENGL 200 Personal and Public Writing 

ENGL 201 Technical Writing I 

ENGL 202 Business Communication 

ENGL 302 Technical Writing II 

ENGL 396 Rhetoric and Style 

Leadership, Management and Organizations 

ECON 375 Labor Economics 
ECON 430 Managerial Economics 
HIST 462 American Labor History 
MGMT 130 Principles of Management 
MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 
MGMT 303 Organizational Behavior 
MGMT 340 Contemporary Employee Relations 
MGMT 375 Personnel Development 



POLI 279 Introduction to Public Administration 
POLI 399 Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector 
POLI 495 Administrative Law and Regulation 
PSYC 313 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
SOCI 332 Sociology of Organizations 

Local and Regional Affairs 

ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 
ECON 350 Urban Economic Problems and Policies 
GEOG 353 Urban Geography 
GEOG 462 Principles of Urban Planning 
GEOG 463 Applications in Urban Planning 
HIST 464 New England Textile Communities: Social and 

Economic History 
POLI 277 American Government: State and Local 
POLI 376 Urban Politics 
SOCI 206 Cities and People: Urban Sociology 
SOCI 426 Urban Enclaves 

Politics, Economics and Governance 

ANTH 331 Political Anthropology 

ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 

ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 

ECON 340 Law and Economics 

GEOG 350 Economic Geography 

GEOG 355 Political Geography 

GEOG 431 Environmental Regulations 

HIST 443 United States History: The Early National Period 

PHIL 222 Philosophy of Law 

POLI 341 Constitutional Law and Politics: The Powers of 

Government 
POLI 372 Legislative Process and Procedure 
POLI 375 American Political Parties and Interest Groups 
POLI 380 Public Opinion and Mass Political Behavior 
POLI 390 Public Finance 
POLI 391 The American Presidency 
POLI 479 Public Policy 

POLI 495 Administrative Law and Regulation 

Social Justice and Social Change 

ANTH 1 1 5 Anthropology of Race, Class, and Gender 

ANTH 204 Global Human Issues 

ANTH 208 Anthropology of Women 

ANTH 305 Culture Change 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 435 Seminar: Global Feminism 

GEOG 333 Geography of Environmental Justice 

HIST 453 United States History: Progressive Era 

HIST 465 African-American History 

HIST 466 Women in American History 

HIST 473 Asian-American History 

INTO 240 Critical Perspectives in Women's and Gender Studies 

PHIL 235 Human Rights and Human Liberties 

POLI 342 Constitutional Law and Politics: The First Amendment 

POLI 343 Constitutional Law and Politics: Liberty and Equality 

POLI 389 Racial Politics in the United States 

POLI 476 Women and Politics 

PSYC 310 Social Psychology 



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SCWK 250 Introduction to Social Welfare 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 

SCWK 333 Current Issues in Aging: A Multidisciplinary 

Perspective 
SCWK 350 Social Welfare Policy 
SCWK 415 Social Services in Alcohol and Substance Abuse 
SCWK 432 Social Work Practice with Communities 

and Organizations 
SOCM03 Social Problems 
SOC1 104 Global Social Problems 
SOCI 207 Social Inequality 
SOCI 312 Discrimination and Prejudice 
SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 
SOCI 316 Social Movements 

Total minimum credits: 21 



DANCE MINOR 

The dance minor is an interdisciplinary program in the 
Departments of Theater and Dance and Movement Arts, Health 
Promotion and Leisure Studies. The objective is to give a solid lib- 
eral arts experience in the art of dance. The program includes the 
study of techniques of various styles of dance, dance history and 
theory, choreography and production. 



Required Courses Credits 

THEA/PHED 155 Dance Practicum (two semesters) 2 

THEA/PHED 255 Creative Dance 1 3 

THEA/PHED 256 Creative Dance II 3 

THEA/PHED 263 Dance History to 1915 
or 

THEA/PHED 264 Dance History from 1915 3 

THEA/PHED 357 Dance Production Theory 2 

THEA/PHED 358 Dance Production Techniques 1 

PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Fall 

or 

PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet - Spring 2 

Required courses 

Choose one 1 

PHED 161 Folk Dance 

PHED 164 Square Dance 

PHED 168 Ballroom Dance 

PHED 268 Ballroom Dance II - Theory, Practice 
and Performance 
Choose six credits from the following 6 



PHED 237 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Fall 
PHED 242 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Fall 
PHED 245 Theory and Practice of Ballet, Spring 
PHED 247 Theory and Practice of Jazz Dance, Spring 
PHED 248 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Fall 
PHED 249 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance, Spring 
PHED/THEA 259 Dance Repertory 
PHED 271 Theory and Practice of Tap Dance I 
MUSC 160 Music :A Listening Approach is recommended but 
not required 

Total minimum credits: 23 
(All aaivity courses completed in this minor count toward the 
minimum 120 degree credits required for graduation.) 



ETHNIC STUDIES MINOR 

The U.S. ethnic studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, which 
aims to introduce students to United States ethnic and racial 
groups; history, theory and cultural analyses of ethnicity, race, 
class and culture in the United States; and opportunities for 
engaged learning and community service among U.S. ethnic, 
racial and regional groups. Students will explore the following: 
1) theoretical and praaical approaches to race and 
ethnicity in multicultural America; 2) interdisciplinary 
perspeaives on U.S. ethnic/racial groups; 3) issues of cultural 
identity from the perspectives of people of color and heritage cul- 
tures; 4) discrimination, prejudice and other inequalities against 
racial and ethnic groups; and 5) opportunities to learn about ser- 
vices, interventions and civic engagement in addressing respect, 
civility and social justice issues. Other courses, including second 
year seminars, may be approved by the program coordinator. 

Minor Requirements 

Students must complete 18 credits toward the minor as outlined 
below. 

Group A: Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity 

in the U.S. Credits 

Complete at least two courses 6 

ANTH 1 1 5 Anthropology of Race, Class, and Gender 

ANTH 315 Ethnic Experience in America 

ARTH 220 United States Study Tour 

COMM 300 Television, Minorities and Cultural Diversity 

COMM 365 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 

CRJU 358 Race, Class, Crime and Justice 

HIST 461 American Immigration and Ethnicity 

INTD 220 Introduction to American Studies 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 

SOCI 312 Discrimination and Prejudice 

SOCI 315 Race and Ethnicity in America 

SPED 203 Cultural Diversity Issues in School and Society 

Group B: Study of Racial and Ethnic Groups in the U.S. 

Complete at least two courses 6 

ANTH 206 Native Cultures of North America 

ANTH 319 Contemporary Native Americans 

ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional 

Communities 

or 

SOCI 426 Urban Enclaves 
ARTH 217 African-American Art 
ENGL 233 Introduction to the African-American Novel 
ENGL 315 Ethnic American Literature 
ENGL 317 African-American Literature I 
ENGL 318 African-American Literature II 
HIST 465 African-American History 
HIST 473 Asian-American History 
INTD 216 Introduction to Irish-American Studies 
INTD/COMM/PSYC 349 Perspective on the Holocaust 
INTD 416 Irish-American Seminar 
MUSC 166 Survey of American Jazz 
MUSC 168 American Popular Music 
POLI 389 Racial Politics in the United States 
SOCI 225 The Irish-American Experience 



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Complete two additional courses from Groups A and/or B 6 Students seeking a minor in Latin American and Caribbean 

Note: Other courses, including second year seminars, may be studies must complete 1 8 credits of courses in at least three 

approved by the program coordinator. disciplines from among the courses listed below. Not more than 

Total minimum credits: 18 nine credits in a single department may count toward the minor. 
For further information, contaa Dr. Wing-kai To in the Students pursuing this minor are strongly encouraged to com- 
Department of History. plete courses in Spanish, Portuguese or another language of the 
region, at least to the intermediate level. 

HEALTH RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Anthropology 

^ ^ ^ ANTH 2 1 3 Latin American Peoples and Cultures 

Students from relevant liberal arts and other related programs ANTH 2 1 5 The Caribbean 

may elea this minor to develop the skills and background knowl- t ANTH 355/555 Anthropology Study Tour 

edge to gain employment at the entry level of health care deliv- t ANTH 399 Special Topics in Anthropology 

ery management. This minor is most appropriate for students in 

the social sciences, social work, physical education, communica- 

tion studies, management and other human service-oriented ARTH 2 1 9 Mesoamerican Art and Architeaure 
professions. 

Required Courses Credits t ENGL 251 Literary Themes 

ACF1 100 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting 3 corpjnn lanauaop 

HEAL 102 Health and Wellness 3 ." r,," , , • t , • 

HEAL 385 Epidemiology: The Study of Diseases 3 ^SP 2 Latin American Poetry in Translation 

HEAL/SCWK 403 Interdisciplinary Approaches to the ^20 The Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation 

Delivery of Health Services 3 ^ASP 230 Contemporary Latin America Short 

MGMT 130 Principles of Management 3 , ,,^1^"^ '^^''"''tT • ^ n- : . 

MGMT 140 Human Resources Management 3 ^90 Spanish Phonetics and Dialeaology 

Electives (choose one) 3 LASP 3 1 Contemporary Latin American Short Story 

ACFI 200 Financial Accounting ^cn ■• • • u- r 

ACFI 385 Managerial Finance [^11 ^^"^.^[: ^^.''^ '"1^ .^.^''^'^^ "'^P^"'^ ^'"^^^ 

HEAL 401 Human Sexuality ^ Spanish-American Civilization 

HEAL 405 Drugs in Society ^^2 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 

HEAL 471 Nutrition ^SP 403 TopiG in Spanish-American Literature 

HEAL 477 Environmental and Consumer Health ^ASP 420 The Contemporary Latin American Novel 

MGMT 200 Marketing Principles Seminar in Hispanic Literature 

MGMT 375 Personnel Development ^^^'"^^ Spanish-American Literature 

Students interested in the health resources management minor Geography 

should contaa Dr. Lydia Burak in the Department of Movement (3^oG 1 7 1 Geography of the Developing World 
Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies. ^3^0^^ 381 Geography of Latin America 

Total minimum credits: 21 t GEOG 490 Seminar in Geography 

*t GEOG 550 Contemporary Issues in Geography 
History 

HIST 161 History and Culture of Mexico 
t HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History 
HIST 477 Latin America: The Colonial Period 
HIST 478 Latin America: The National Period 
t HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium 
* HIST 560 Topical Seminar; Latin America 



IRISH-AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR 

This program is inaaive. 

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN 
STUDIES MINOR 

The Latin American and Caribbean studies minor at Bridgewater 
State College gives interested students the opportunity to use 
the analytical tools of various disciplines to learn about the 
societies of Middle America, South America and the Caribbean, 
including the Latin American diaspora in the United States and 
elsewhere. Students from any discipline may choose a minor in 
Latin American and Caribbean studies. By allowing students to 
develop an understanding of a region that is adjacent to the 
United States and increasingly integrated politically, economically 
and culturally, this minor will enhance their academic and profes- 
sional preparation. 



Political Science 

POLI 381 United States and Latin American Relations 
POLI 382 Latin American Government and Politics 
POLI 488 Politics and Development in the Third World 

Social Work 

SCWK 270 Social Work Issues of Diversity and Oppression 
Sociology 

SOCI 280 Genocide and Political Violence 

Total minimum credits: 



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t Special topics courses that can be included in the minor, 
depending upon the specific topic covered, with prior 
permission of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
Program Coordinator, Dr. Sandra Faiman-Silva, Department of 
Anthropology. 

* Formal application required. See "Graduate and 
Undergraduate Credit" in the "School of Graduate Studies" 
section of this catalog. 



MIDDLE EAST STUDIES MINOR 

The Middle East Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor 
encompassing six courses (18 credits). No more than two courses 
may be taken in one department. At least three courses (nine 
credits) must be taken at 300 level and above. Special topics 
courses can be included in the minor, depending upon the spe- 
cific topic covered with relation to the Middle Eastern region. 
Grade Requirement 

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all courses in the minor. 

Compiete six courses (18 credits) from Credits 
the following 18 

ANTH 216 People and Cultures of the Middle East 
ANTH 340 Myths and Peoples of the Ancient Near East 
ARTH 208 Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 211 Monuments as Cultural Symbols and 

Emblems of Power 
ARTH 311 Orientalism 
j *ARTH 414 Art History Study Tour 
COMM 365 Introduction Intercultural Communication 
*COMM 430 Topics in Film 

COMM 462 Patterns of International Communication 
GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East 
*HIST 439 Topics in Non-United States History: 

The Islamic Religious Tradition 
HIST 474 Islamic Civilization to 1400 
HIST 475 The Modern Middle East 
*HIST 495 Undergraduate History Colloquium: 

Islamic History 
LAAR 101 Elementary Arabic I 
LAAR 102 Elementary Arabic II 
POLI 385 Government and Politics in the Middle East 
SOCI 214 Middle Eastern Societies 
* Special topics and study tour courses may be included in the 

minor, depending upon the specific topic covered, with prior 

consent of the Middle East Studies minor coordinator. 
Students interested in the Middle East Studies minor should con- 
tact Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, coordinator. 

Total minimum credits: 18 



OCEANOGRAPHY 

Courses related to oceanography are offered as a coopera- 
tive effort of the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemical 
Sciences, Earth Sciences and Physics. This emphasis is designed to 
prepare students for graduate studies in oceanography. 

Most graduate schools of oceanography require an under- 
graduate major in biology, chemistry, earth sciences or physics. 
All students interested in an oceanography program should 
major in one of these disciplines. Graduate schools of oceanog- 
raphy expect students to include most of the following courses 
(or comparable ones) in their undergraduate programs: Calculus I 
and II, Chemical Principles I and 11, Quantitative Analysis, General 
Physics I and II, Biology I, Biology II, Marine Biology, Physical 
Geology, Biological Oceanography and Physical Oceanography. 

These courses, together with one of the majors indicated 
above, provide the basic foundation for further study in one of 
the four principal branches of oceanography: biological ocean- 
ography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography and 
physical oceanography. A student who is interested in oceanog- 
raphy should consult both his/her major adviser and one of the 
oceanography advisers before registering for courses in his/her 
freshman year or as soon as possible thereafter. Oceanography 
advisers are: Dr